A warm, sweet, and creamy dessert recipe that boasts juicy, caramelised pears contrasted against a milky, indulgent rice pudding
Serves 6
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Be generous with the amount of milk you add while making this recipe – for the ideal sweet and creamy indulgence found in a perfect rice pudding. The addition of caramelised pears will partner beautifully with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.


  • 15 g butter, melted
  • 2 cups milk
  • 300 ml cream
  • ¼ cup short-grain rice
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg


  • 30 g butter
  • 4 pears, peeled, cored, thickly sliced
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cream

Preheat oven to 160 C. Brush a deep 60-cup casserole dish liberally with melted butter. Combine all ingredients in dish. Bake, covered, for 1 hr until rice is creamy and almost tender, stirring occasionally.


Remove lid. Stir and cook a further 30 mins, uncovered, adding more milk as required.


Meanwhile, to make caramelised pears, melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat until foaming. Add the pears and stir occasionally for 4-5 mins or until pears are tender and golden brown. Blend in the sugar and cream and continue stirring occasionally for 2-3 mins until sauce thickens slightly.


Serve pudding with topped with pears.

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