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REC: Lake Country Pear and Walnut cake--absolutely wonderful! and easy too!

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Posted to Thread #16400 at 4:24 pm on Oct 7, 2009

Did someone post this here? This really should go in tried and true. Extremely easy, delicious and uses more than a few pears. Everyone wanted the recipe in the kitchen where I work.

I cut the Six pears (not five) in rather large chunks and cooked the cake in a bundt pan, did not toast the walnuts and it came out absolutely gorgeous, sliced like a dream and was absolutely delish.

Pear And Walnut Cake Lake Country Cake

Recipe By : Bon Appetit
Serving Size : 12
Categories : Breakfast/Brunch, Cakes,
Desserts, Tried & True

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Grated Nutmeg
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar -- firmly packed
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
3 Eggs
1/4 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Water
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
5 Bartlett Pears, Ripe, Firm, Unpeeled -- cored & 1/2" cubed (I used 6)
1/2 Cup Toasted Walnuts -- chopped

Preheat oven to 350°F . Butter and flour 9x13-inch baking pan. Sift first 5 ingredients into medium bowl. Using elecric mixer beat brown sugar, oil, eggs, sugar, water and vanilla in large bowl until very smooth. Blend in dry ingredients. Stir in pears and walnuts. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake until top is brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Cool completely.

Cut cake in pieces and serve. Try 1 hr or so Minutes in a Bundt Pan--test at about 55 minutes. Mine went 1-hr and 10 or 15 minutes.


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