Gingerbread Cake With Caramelized Pears

"This elegant version of gingerbread is a satisfying end to a fall meal and very delicious."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Preheat oven to 350*F.
  • Grease and flour a 10 inch bundt pan.
  • Combine the flour, soda, 1 tsp cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  • Combine the pear puree and buttermilk in a bowl and mix well.
  • Beat the butter and brown sugar in a mixing bowl until creamy, scraping the bowl occasionally.
  • Add the molasses and beat until blended.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition; the batter will appear curdled.
  • Add the flour alternately with the pear mixture, beating well after each addition and scraping the sides of the bowl frequently to make sure all the ingredients are incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or untila wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean and the cake begins to pull away from the side of the pan.
  • Cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  • Remove to a wire rack.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Beat the whipping cream, sugar, vanilla and 1/2 tsp cinnamon in a mixing bowl until soft peaks form.
  • Slice the cake and arranges on individual dessert plates, topped with the whipped cream and caramelized pears.
  • For the pears: Heat the butter in a large heavy skillet until sizzling.
  • Add the pears and toss to coat.
  • Sprinkle with the sugar and stir.
  • Cook for 10 minutes until the pears are caramelized and tender, stirring gently.
  • Remove and let stand until room temperature.

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  1. Was a hit at neighborhood dinner. Took me a little longer to prepare, maybe 2 hours. Would recommend to anyone. Will make again.
  2. I love this dessert! The second time I made it I added lemon zest to the bread and lemon juice and Cognac to the pears, as per a similar recipe on It went really well with it. Thank you so much for posting this!



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