Caramel Pear Pudding Cake

"This is the most delicious dessert, and easy to put together, a great ending to any meal. This can also be made with apples, but use a firm apple such as Granny Smith for this recipe. I usually stick this in the oven, and bake it as we are having dinner, and serve it with ice cream as a yummy!"
photo by Hill Family photo by Hill Family
photo by Hill Family
photo by Hill Family photo by Hill Family
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  • Set oven to 375 degrees.
  • Lightly spray a 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour, white sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • Add in the milk; beat until smooth (add a little more milk or cream if the mixture is too thick).
  • Stir in the chopped pears and pecans.
  • Transfer to the prepared casserole dish.
  • In a bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter and boiling water; (this mixture will be thin, but will incorporate into the cake while baking) mix well, pour evenly over the batter.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • Serve hot with ice cream or Cool Whip topping (I prefer it with vanilla ice cream!).

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  1. maticfuture
    I also doubled it for a potluck at work (adjust the baking time) and used walnuts (didn't have pecans). Make sure you chop the pears small, otherwise its a little chunky. Everybody liked it! It is very sweet, so I recommend a unsweetened homemade whip cream or a "not so sweet" ice cream. My husband doesn't like bread-pudding, but I popped him a piece in the microwave and topped it with some ice cream and he really liked it.
  2. DebS 2
    I doubled this for a 9x13 in cake pan and baked it for 1 hour. Yummy! I couldn't imagine how the sauce would bake into the cake - and sure enough! It makes a fantastic sauce on the bottom of the cake! I Served it warm with ice cream. My husband, who is not a dessert eater, had two pieces!!
  3. Rambozo
    I halved this for two, and baked it in a deep glass bowl. It came out fantastic, very much like a bread pudding. Served it with homemade ice cream and it was a big hit. I will be making it again, and again.
  4. Princess Pea
    We doubled this using walnuts in place of pecans and served it to 25 teachers for dessert today at school. There wasn't a speck left. This was quick and easy and not overly sweet. Many asked for the recipe. I am sure we will make this again. Delicious!
  5. internetnut
    I gave this 5 stars. My family really loved this! No it's not a pudding as a reviewer said but a cobbler and a really good one. This was the first time I've ever had a cobbler other then apple and I loved it! I got my copy of this from AAA Recipes. The copy I have is a bit different. The milk is 1/2 cup. Bake time is 45 minutes. The rest is the same. Thanks for posting such a yummy recipe! Christine (internetnut)



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