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Caramel Pear Pudding


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.


Average Rating: 4.818181
  • bernerlover
    Oct 31, 2018
    I have to admit, I wasn't crazy about this-but my husband liked it. I'm not even sure I know why I didn't care for it. It was easy to put together though, which is always a nice thing.
  • delowenstein
    Dec 31, 1969

    I prepared this recipe and I did make slight changes -I used 5 small apples, peeled and cubed, 1/8 tsp. cloves, 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg and 1 tsp. rum extract! I also added 1/2 cup raisins with 1/8 cup all-purpose flour and baked the pudding in an 8x8x2" greased and floured baking pan at 375o F. for 45 minutes. It came out PERFECTLY! I learned that I NEEDED to KEEP the amount of milk as it is and the exact amount of water mixed with the brown sugar & butter! The first time I'd made this recipe, I'd "flunked" it, so I decided to try again and just keep the basic measurements just as it was! A tip I learned from my Mom: when this dessert is cooled, it can carefully be eased or cut and inverted to make a lovely presentation with the caramel sauce on top! It's like a square sticky bun in cake form! Thank you, Sharon Mensing,

    for this recipe! I'm sure that I'll use it time and again NOW that I'm aware of NOT adding excess liquid! I admit that there are times I HAVE experimented with recipes, but to a FAULT and it doesn't ALWAYS work well! delowenstein

    Aug 18, 2012

    This was easy and is so good. I had pears and had no idea what to do with them, so I looked online for a recipe. I'm so glad I came across this one.

  • Hellga
    Nov 23, 2011

    This was a fantastic recipe. It will definately be going into my "favorites" recipe box. I didn't use the pecans because I don't care for them but this dessert tasted as though nothing was missing.

  • joniotto
    Jan 15, 2010

    This was so easy and turned out great! I completely forgot the pecans and it was still delicious!! It does bubble up somewhat in the dish while baking, so be sure to use a deeper-sided 2 quart dish to prevent bubbling over. Thanks for this easy & delicious recipe!

  • lisa53202
    Aug 8, 2009

    I love to make this delicious and easy recipe when someone gives us pears from their trees.

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