Country Pear Cake

Country Pear Cake
Country Pear Cake

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    large eggs

  • 1/3

    cup olive oil (do not use extra-virgin)

  • 1/4

    cup whole milk

  • 1

    tablespoon grated lemon peel

  • 2/3

    cup sugar plus

  • 1

    tablespoon sugar

  • 1 1/2

    cups self-rising flour

  • 4

    Bartlett pears - (1 3/4 lbs) peeled, quartered, cored, cut crosswise 1/4"-thk slices

  • Powdered sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Oil and flour 9-inch-diameter cake pan with 1 1/2-inch-high sides. Line bottom with parchment paper. Whisk eggs, oil, milk, and lemon peel in large bowl. Whisk in 2/3 cup sugar. Add flour; whisk until batter is smooth. Mix in pears. Transfer batter to pan. Sprinkle top with 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake until brown on top and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Cool in pan on rack. (Can be made 8 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.) Using sharp knife, cut around edge of cake to loosen. Turn cake out onto rack. Invert onto platter right-side up. Sift powdered sugar over top. This recipe yields 6 servings.

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