Pear Gingerbread Pudding.

"I got this from the Montreal Gazette a few months ago, and made it twice, once for a Christmas/Hannukah party with friends, and once for a Hannukah dinner with my family. Since I'm not a big fan of ginger, nor I use it often, I substitued nutmeg for the ginger. The recipe calls for fancy molasses, but I used plain molasses since I had it already, and I added an extra pear. It's up to you to follow the recipe as you please, but the dessert was a big hit both times that I made it, and I don't know why I waited this long to share it."
photo by Annacia photo by Annacia
photo by Annacia
Ready In:




  • Grease an 8 inch square (2L) glass baking dish. Spread pears in dish and drizzle honey over it. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl beat butter with sugar until fluffy. , then beat in molasses and egg. (The secret to loosening molasses is to let it sit in a small bowl of warm water. I learned this from a cooking show and it works like a charm.).
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, ginger, cinnamon, ground cloves, baking soda and salt. Stir into molasses mixture and alternately with hot water, making three additions of dry ingredients, and two additions of water. Pour over pears.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 F degree (180 C) oven until straw or cake tester inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Serve warm. They say it takes about 30 minutes, but from my personal experience, in order for the straw or cake tester to come out clean it has to be in the oven between 40-45 minutes.

Questions & Replies

Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. This is a treat for any gingerbread lover. It's simple to make and will be loved by the whole family. A warm dessert is welcomed in winter and this pear gingerbread pudding is something that you don't find everyday. The texture is like a mix of a soft pudding and a baked gingerbread which is unique and yummy. Mine was done at 22 mins. I'm so glad that I tried this. :D
  2. Wondeerful tasting gingerbread, & the addition of pears makes it even better! Followed your recipe right along & I don't think the pudding couldn't have been any better! Thanks for sharing! [Made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in this Spring's PAC]
  3. Very nice! I love gingerbread and I love pears, and this recipe brings them together very nicely. I was out of cloves, so I used a bit of allspice instead. Other than that, I made it as written. Mine was done in 30 minutes. It's a keeper!


I am an Israeli-Canadian who grew up in Montreal Quebec. I love to cook, especially for family and friends, and I love to experiment with recipes and try to do different variations of the same recipe. I did do part of cooking school, but found the place stressful and all the good recipes high in fat and calories, even the good ones. I don't have a fave cookbook, but I eat kosher. I have a dream and that is to own my own B&B one of these days. I also love creative writing, and maybe I like to try make up a recipe of my own and see if I'm good at doing that. I have to add that I do have some favourite chefs from the Food Network. They are Giada De Laurentis from Everyday Italian; Micheal Smith from Chef at Home; Jamie Oliver and everything he does; Anna Olson from Sugar; and Chef Gordon Ramsey from Hells' Kitchen and Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares. <img src=""> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"width=100%> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"> spring 08 <img src=""> <img src=""> fall 08 <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"> spring 09 <img src=""> fall 09 <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""></a> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="">
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes