French Pear Cake

with vanilla

French Pear Cake
 
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Ryan GoodwinPublished on 11/8/2017

I originally found this on davidlebovitz.com. It is one of my favorite recipes. You can substitute just about any fruit. Apples or quince work great.

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What you will need

3/4 cup (90g) AP Flour

3/4 tsp (3g) baking powder

1 pinch salt

2 eggs

3/4 cup (170g) sugar

1 tsp (4g) vanilla

8 tbsp (225g) butter, melted

4 pears

How to cook

1

Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.

Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.

2

Beat eggs until foamy. Whisk in sugar and vanilla.

Beat eggs until foamy. Whisk in sugar and vanilla.

3

Melt the butter and whisk half of it into the egg mixture.

Melt the butter and whisk half of it into the egg mixture.

4

Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

5

Whisk in the remaining butter.

Whisk in the remaining butter.

6

Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC).

7

Peel and halve the pears.

Peel and halve the pears.

8

Remove the seed core with a small spoon. Slice out the stem.

Remove the seed core with a small spoon. Slice out the stem.

9

Slice pears in wedges.

Slice pears in wedges.

10

Fold the pears into the batter. Spread in a buttered baking pan.

Fold the pears into the batter. Spread in a buttered baking pan.

11

Bake for 50 minutes

It looks best if you neatly arrange the pear slices on top before baking.

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