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Gingerbread with Caramelized Pears

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Servings: Serves 8

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes


14.5 oz. (1 box) Betty Crocker Gingerbread Cake and Cookie Mix (Cake)
3/4 cup chunky applesauce (Cake)
1/2 cup warm water (Cake)
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted (Cake)
1 egg (Cake)
2/3 cup whipped cream topping (Cake)
1/4 cup unsalted butter (Caramelized Pears)
6 ripe pears, peeled, cored, cut into 1/4-inch slices (Caramelized Pears)
3/4 cup sugar (Caramelized Pears)


1. Heat oven to 350degreesF. In medium bowl, mix gingerbread mix, applesauce, water, butter and egg with spoon until well blended. Spoon into ungreased 8- or 9-inchsquare glass baking dish.
2. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool slightly.
3. For the pears: Heat the butter in a large heavy skillet until sizzling. Add the pears and toss to coat.
4. Sprinkle with the sugar and stir.
5. Cook for 10 minutes until the pears are caramelized and tender, stirring gently. Remove and let stand until room temperature.
6. Slice the cake and top each piece with the caramelized pears and whipped cream.

Nutritional Information

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate Less Than 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Less Than 25g 30g
Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 8
Base Nutrients
Calories n/a
Calories from Fat n/a
Total Fat n/a
Saturated Fat n/a
Cholesterol n/a
Sodium n/a
Total Carbohydrates n/a
Dietary Fiber n/a
Protein n/a
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a

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