Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins
"Don't expect this old-fashioned dessert to last long. The delicate pears and irresistible caramel topping make it a winner." From Taste of Home.
- 1 cup flour
- 2⁄3 cup sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch ground cloves
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 4 medium pears, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans
- 3⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 3⁄4 cup boiling water
- vanilla ice cream (optional)
- In a mixing bowl, combine the first six ingredients; beat in milk until smooth. Stir in pears and pecans. Spoon into an ungreased 2 quart baking dish.
- In another bowl, combine brown sugar, butter and water; pour over batter.
- Bake, uncovered, at 375 for 45-50 minutes.
- Serve warm with ice cream.
Agreed--this is delicious!
Delcious! My family inhaled the entire dish for dessert, no ice cream required. Used Bartlett pears that were very ripe, almost mushy, but still worked well. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
This is gorgeous!!!!Actually I should say this WAS gorgeous as it was demolished in the matter of minutes. There was even a row about who should get the last helping!!!I also highly recommend serving it with the ice cream as it was a really good match. Thanks a lot for the recipe!