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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fresh Pear Cake by Ashley

A friend of ours brought us a box full of pears and I had no idea what to use them all for. So, I got this recipe from my friends blog. She used apples in hers. It is really good and light. It is a great Fall cake/bread.

Fresh Pear Cake
*changes I made

Ingredients

  • 4 cups peeled, cored and chopped pears
  • 2 cups white sugar/ *I only used 1 cup of sugar
  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour/ I used 2 C. all purpose flour and 1 C. of wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 egg whites/ *I used 2 whole eggs
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Combine the pears and the sugar and let stand for one hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray a 10 inch bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Slightly beat the egg whites and combine them with the oil, chopped pecans and pear mixture.
  4. Stir the flour, salt, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. Stir in the pear mixture. Pour batter into the prepared bundt pan.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Remove from oven ant let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing form pan.

2 comments:

A French Education said...

Hi there! I just stumbled upon your blog, clicking on "Next Blog" from my own blog dashboard...and thought what a nice idea you have to share your family recipes as you do among yourselves, and with others. Then BINGO--I saw your recipe for pears....I just bought a big box of pairs, too, when on an excursion with a friend to a "hard discount" store about twenty miles from where we live in Versailles, France. I'm so glad to have found a solution for some of those pears...! Thanks! Patti from http://a-french-education.blogspot.com

Recipes from the Lombard Clan said...

Hi Patti! So glad you stumbled upon our blog. My sister, Ashley, is the one who made the pear cake and it was SO good. I hope you enjoyed it and got some good use out of all those pears. Visit our blog again! We would like to update more often. But being busy with family prevents us from doing as much as we would like. Thanks again for visiting!