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Gingered Fresh Pear Cake

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  • 1 1/2 cups pureed pears, about 4 to 5 medium ripe pears
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup naturally sweetened applesauce
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder


Preheat oven to 350°.

Butter and generously flour a Bundt pan. Puree pears in a food processor. In a small bowl mix the pureed pears, vanilla, lemon juice, cinnamon, and ground ginger. Set aside. Heat the milk and butter in a small saucepan until butter is melted. Sift flour and baking powder.

With an electric mixer on medium-high, beat the eggs and brown sugar for 5 minutes, until pale and thick. Add milk and melted butter mixture while beating on low, then add the pear mixture and applesauce. Add the flour and baking powder, beating until just combined.

Pour batter into the prepared Bundt pan and bake for about 55 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Serve with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream or warm fruit compote.

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 4 out of 5
really moist, Member RainyGrlJenny

I used windfall pears from a neighbor's tree. This cake came out absolutely delicious! I did add a little ground cloves, so it was more like a spice cake. It took exactly 60 minutes to bake, and my only problem was that I apparently didn't grease the pan enough because about 1/3 of it stayed in the pan when I turned it out. We ate it anyway :)

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