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Caramel Pear Crumble

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

This is the first recipe I turn to after my mother shares juicy pears from her orchard. The down-home flavor of the not-too-sweet dessert is a welcomed alternative to apple crisp. Its crumbly topping and hint to caramel keep friends asking for more. —Karen Ann Bland Gove, Kansas

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 20 caramels
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3 medium pears, peeled and sliced
  • Whipped topping and additional cinnamon, optional

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir in butter (mixture will be crumbly); set aside 1 cup. Press the remaining mixture into an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, cook and stir caramels and milk until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat. Arrange pears over crust; spoon caramel mixture over pears. Sprinkle with the reserved crumb mixture.
  3. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until the pears are tender and top is golden brown. Serve warm. Garnish with whipped topping and cinnamon if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 598 calories, 19g fat (12g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 253mg sodium, 103g carbohydrate (67g sugars, 5g fiber), 7g protein.

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