Easy Autumn Pear Cake

"My stepmom sent me this recipe. I believe it came from Kraft. I made this yesterday and it was a hit with my kids. Dh hates pears so he was no help! It is a nice, different, VERY rich cake. She used pecans on her cake, I used mixed nut sundae topping. Also, I only used about 1/2 the lemon gelatin. I enjoyed a slice with my coffee this morning. Hope ya'll enjoy it too."
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Ready In:


  • 1 egg
  • 12 cup sour cream
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 7 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pear halves in natural juice, drained, sliced into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 (3 ounce) package lemon gelatin
  • 12 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 cup nuts, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Beat the first four ingredients in a large bowl with electric mixer on low speed just until cake mix is moistened.
  • Blend in 1/4 cup of the butter. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. The batter will be really thick!
  • Spread batter into lightly greased 13x9-inch baking pan. Arrange pear slices evenly on batter, pressing lightly into batter.
  • Sprinkle evenly with dry gelatin mix and cinnamon. Drizzle evenly with remaining 3 tablespoons butter; sprinkle with nuts.
  • Bake 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Can be served warm or chilled.
  • Wrap up letovers and store in fridge.

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I live just outside a town of 18,000 people. We are actually 8 miles out in the "sticks" and we love it! I have a son who is 9 and a daughter who is 6. DH and I have been married for 10 years. We also have a furry baby, our 9 year old maltese mix Rita. I am a full time homemaker. I am very active in supporting our troops. The whole family is involved in writing and sending care packages. We've made some awesome, life long friends over the past 2 years! I am crazy about roosters! My kitchen is full of roostery things and I have to buy ever new rooster item I find! As far as cooking goes, I have pretty much had to teach myself. My Mom's idea of cooking was going to McDonalds! Life sure got interesting when I married a man who's mom made everything from scratch! LOL The first few years we pretty much survived on Hamburger Helper. In the past year, I've discovered I have a passion for baking. I love trying new recipes. My new thing is trying to find new recipes for my crockpot. <img src="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/susied214/permanent%20collection/untitled.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"><img src="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/susied214/permanent%20collection/200_artistrichardneuman-art-prints_.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting">
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