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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings

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 in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before cutting. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 343 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 136mg cholesterol, 171mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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