Fabulously Sweet Pear Cake

Fabulously Sweet Pear Cake


"This is a recipe of my great-great grandmother's. It is wonderfully sweet and fresh. It's so delicious, it never lasts long!"


servings 451 cals
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Original recipe yields 14 servings



  • Calories:
  • 451 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 22.4 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 60.5g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 278 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Peel and slice pears thin. Mix sliced pears with white sugar, brown sugar, and nuts and let sit for one hour. After sitting puree pear mixture in a blender.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 13x9 inch pan.
  3. By hand stir in until just blended; the flour, salt, and baking soda. Add dry ingredients to pear mixture and add oil, vanilla and eggs. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
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  1. 138 Ratings


This is one of the best cakes I've ever made. I did modify it a little, though. I omitted the nuts, because I wanted to share this with my neighbor and she hates nuts. I cut the pears like I ...

I wish I had cooked this in a loaf pan (I cooked it in the specified 9 by 13 pan)...it was much more like a dense sweet bread than a cake. My pears were very ripe (hubby couldn't believe I wasn'...

Perfect use for overripe pears. I used hand mixer & left small chunks which added nice texture, also added ginger & cinnamon and cut oil to 2/3 cup and cook time to 50 min.

Thank goodness for Grandmas recipes. I use my Grannys whenever I can. This is a GOOD cake and the Best way of using up RIPENING pears. My kids loved it and my neighbors want the recipe. I dont l...

This was absolutely fabulous. I used EXTREMELY ripe pears which I think help make it so delicious. My mother-in-law even asked for the recipe (a FIRST!). I used a simple powdered sugar and milk ...

WOW!! I just made this cake about and hour ago and it is awesome! This cake is so moist I wouldn't recommend changing anything although I did add a dash of cinnamon. I also made a simple vanilla...

This was a beautiful cake, which we enjoyed both warm with cream, and cold with tea. I disagree that it is bland: all that it needs is beautiful, perfumed ripe pears. If you have those, then ...

I tried making half the recipe in a loaf tin - it was done in around 50 minutes. A wonderful and unusual loaf - I love the way the sugars form a toffee sauce with the pecans over the pear befor...

Double the pears, and cut the sugar in half. It will still be a Fabulously sweet cake.