Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
This is one of the many recipes from my grandmothers cookbook. She passed away in May of 2005 and I am recording her wonderful recipes for my family and the many generations that will follow. I hope you enjoy her recipes as much as we do. I have not made each one yet-so cooking time and servings may vary. Blessings from FOURMRANCHWIFE in Texas This is Nannys sister recipe- was published in a local newpaper- years ago.
- 4 green pears, peeled and chopped
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups chopped pecans
- 1 cup Wesson Oil
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Mix pears, sugar and oil- let stand 1 hour.
- Mix the rest of the ingredients then add to the pear mixture.
- This makes a thin batter. DO NOT use a mixer, do this all by hand.
- Pour into a greased-floured tube pan.
- Bake 1 hour 15 minutes at 325 degress.
- Serve w/ or w/ out cream cheese icing.
- Cream cheese icing :.
- 1/2 c butter softened,8 oz. cream cheese softend, 1 T vanilla & 1 pound powdered sugar.
- If it is to thick add a little milk.
- Spread over top of cake adn top w/ nuts if you want.
This is a fantastic recipe! Everyone in my family loved this moist, delicious cake. And it makes an awesome fall cake with the cinnamon and nutmeg. A winner!
UPDATE: I had a bumper crop of pears this year and I have made this cake FIVE times so far. I will probably make several more before the pears are all used up. I don't bother with the icing, the cake is absolutely perfect alone. I'm putting all the extras in my freezer for use over the holidays. I can't stress enough how wonderful this cake is.
This cake is fantastic! It was so wonderfully moist. The cream cheese icing just made it. Don't pass this one up because you will love it. Thanks for posting this recipe.
Made this yesterday, it smelled so good cooking...I could not wait to taste it. It was so good and moist.