Friday, March 11, 2011

Pear Cake with Sliced Almonds

These have a light pear flavor and aren't too sweet.  They're lovely with a hot cup of strong, black tea or coffee.


  • 2 sticks butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 cup all-fruit pear preserves (I used St. Dalfour Gourmet Pear.)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 cups flour


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spritz a 9x13 baking pan with non-stick buttery spray.
  • Mix the sugar into the melted butter in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the eggs and the pear preserves.
  • When the preserves are fully blended in, add the vanilla extract, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Mix in the sliced almonds.
  • Mix in the flour and blend thoroughly.
  • Pour dough into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until edges turn golden brown.
  • Cool completely and slice into squares.

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