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Gingerbread, pears, and ice cream create this simple warm and spicy dessert.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
freeze:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
10
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a bowl combine softened vanilla ice cream with ginger. Cover and freeze 4 hours or overnight.

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  • Prepare and bake gingerbread mix according to package directions using the 9x9x2-inch pan option. Cool. Cut into 1-1/2- to 2-inch chunks.

  • In a 12-inch skillet combine sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Cook and stir over medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Carefully add pears, stirring to coat. Cook and stir an additional 8 to 10 minutes for fresh pears or 3 minutes for canned pears.

  • To assemble, place gingerbread in a 3-quart au gratin dish or oval casserole. Top with scoops of ice cream and pears. Drizzle with half of the sauce in skillet. Pass remaining sauce. Serve immediately. Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts

748 calories; fat 36g; cholesterol 114mg; saturated fat 16g; carbohydrates 106g; mono fat 14g; poly fat 4g; insoluble fiber 5g; sugars 84g; protein 5g; vitamin a 874.6IU; vitamin c 6.5mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 1.4mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 40.3mcg; vitamin b12 0.3mcg; sodium 418mg; potassium 425mg; calcium 131.3mg; iron 2.5mg.
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