Here is a lovely winter dessert that uses fresh seasonal pears. It's easy to fix and a comforting treat after any meal. I enjoy snacking on it while sitting by the fireplace. —Diane Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas
Caramel and Pear Pudding Recipe photo by Taste of Home
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and cloves. Stir in milk until smooth. Add pears and pecans. Spread evenly into a 3-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray.
In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and butter; stir in boiling water. Pour over batter (do not stir). Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until pears are tender. Serve warm, with ice cream if desired.