6 servings

Serve this warm fruit dessert as is or spoon it over praline ice cream (our recommendation), pound cake, waffles, or pancakes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Drain pears, reserving 1 1/4 cups liquid. Set pears aside. Combine 1/4 cup reserved liquid with cornstarch, vanilla, and cinnamon, stirring until smooth.

Step 2

Combine remaining 1 cup liquid with sugar, bourbon, and butter in a small saucepan; gradually stir in cornstarch mixture. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until butter melts and sauce is thickened.

Step 3

Place pears in an ungreased 8" square baking dish. Pour sauce over pears; sprinkle with coconut and pecans.

Step 4

Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 18 minutes or until bubbly. Serve warm.

Christmas with Southern Living 2002

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