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Cranberry Pear Cake Recipe

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Total Time: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling

Makes: 12-14 servings

If you want a change-of-pace cake that's full of fall flavors, try this pairing of cranberries and pears. The nutty filling and glaze topping elevate it from a coffee cake to a special dessert.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, pecans, cranberries and apple pie spice; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream just until combined. Fold in pears.
  3. Pour half of the batter into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Sprinkle with half of the pecan mixture; top with remaining batter and pecan mixture.
  4. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk the glaze ingredients until smooth; drizzle over cake. Yield: 12-14 servings.
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Originally published as Cranberry Pear Cake in Country Woman September/October 2006, p41

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 400 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 340mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

Reviews

Jun. 6, 2013

Have been **eyeing** this cake for few weeks now. Let me ask, is it really necessary to peel the pears, or can they be diced finely to avoid the extra step? Thank you to those who reply.

Jan. 4, 2012

This cake is very special, I made it for Christmas. Be sure you grease and flour properly, so the cake come out in one piece. Mine fell apart, but it was still delicious.

Nov. 2, 2010

Loved this cake. I have a large pear tree and was looking for a cake recipe using pears. This is tops. I served it for a birthday dinner and it was really enjoyed.

Reviews

Jun. 6, 2013

Have been **eyeing** this cake for few weeks now. Let me ask, is it really necessary to peel the pears, or can they be diced finely to avoid the extra step? Thank you to those who reply.

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