Pear Cake with Walnut Streusel

Pear Cake with Walnut Streusel Image by: Pear Cake with Walnut Streusel Author: Canadian Living

This homey cake is great as a casual dessert, coffee cake or after-school treat.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: September 2008

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 cup pear nectar
Pear Filling:
  • 3 pears (about 1-1/4 lb/625 g)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
Walnut Streusel:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup butter cubed
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnut

Method

Walnut Streusel: In bowl, stir together flour, sugar and salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in walnuts. Set aside.

In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cardamom and salt. In large bowl, beat eggs with brown sugar until pale; beat in butter. Stir in flour mixture alternately with pear nectar, making 2 additions of flour mixture and 1 of pear nectar. Set aside.

Pear Filling: Peel, halve and core pears; thinly slice crosswise. In bowl, toss together pears, sugar and flour. Set aside.

Scrape half of the batter into parchment paper–lined 9-inch (2.5 L) square metal pan. Arrange pears over top. Dollop remaining batter over pears; spread evenly. Sprinkle with streusel. Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven until golden and cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, 1 hour. Let cool on rack.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 219 mg
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 370.0
  • Total fat 16 g
  • Cholesterol 77 mg
  • Saturated fat 8 g
  • Total carbohydrate 53 g

%RDI

  • Iron 15.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 31.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 12.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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