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Caramel Pear Pudding

Don't expect this old-fashioned dessert to last long. The delicate pears and irresistible caramel topping make it a winner whenever I serve it. It's nice to have a tempting fall cake that puts the season's best pears to excellent use. —Sharon Mensing, Greenfield, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 4 medium pears, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • Optional: Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream

Directions

  • Preheat oven to at 375°. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients; beat in milk until smooth. Stir in pears and pecans. Spoon into an ungreased 2-qt. baking dish.
  • In another bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter and water; pour over batter. Bake, uncovered, for 45-50 minutes. Serve warm, with ice cream or whipped cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 359 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 223mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (46g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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