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Old-Fashioned Almond Pear Cake

 Old-Fashioned Almond Pear Cake
Pear lovers will find it hard to resist going back for seconds (and maybe even thirds) of this old-fashioned cake. Almond extract beautifully complements the pears and tender cake.—Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sliced peeled fresh pears
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the pears, ginger and lemon juice; set
  • aside.
  • In another bowl, beat the eggs, confectioners' sugar, butter and
  • extract until blended. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually
  • beat into egg mixture until blended. Stir in pear mixture.
  • Transfer to a greased 9-in. springform pan; sprinkle with almonds.
  • Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted
  • near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes
  • before cutting. Serve warm. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 343 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 136 mg cholesterol, 171 mg sodium,

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Old-Fashioned Almond Pear Cake (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 46 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.