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Pear Blueberry Cake


Pear Cake With Dried Blueberries

Pear Cake With Dried Blueberries

Diana Rattray
Applesauce helps to reduce the oil in this flavorful, moist pear cake. Top with a caramel glaze for a delicious dessert, or serve as a coffee cake.


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 large can (29 ounces) pears, drained, chopped
  • 3/4 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional


Heat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a Bundt cake pan or spray with baking spray; set aside.

In a large mixer bowl, beat the applesauce, oil and brown sugar, blending well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla.

Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; gradually add to liquid ingredients, blending well. The batter will be thick. Stir in drained pears, dried blueberries, and pecans, if using.

Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Bake the cake for 60 to 70 minutes or until done when tested with a toothpick or cake tester. Cool the cake in the pan for 15 minutes; turn out onto a rack to cool completely. Put the baking pan over the cake again, invert it, then cover with a serving plate and invert again. Remove baking pan. Serve with whipped cream or glaze with an easy Caramel Glaze.

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