Pears Recipe: Lacy Pear Coffee Cake

This tasty pears recipe will make a delicious morning treat or a delectable fall dessert. Use fresh pears from FruitShare for the most flavorful organic pears around. The best thing about this pears recipe is how easy it is!

Lacy Pear Coffee Cake

1 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon sat
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup shortening
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups fresh pears, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped blanched almonds
powdered sugar

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except pears, almonds and powdered sugar. Beat 3 minutes at medium speed, scraping the bowl as necessary. Stir in pears and almonds. Pour into 2 greased and floured 8-inch round pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Turn onto wire racks and cool completely. Place a lacy paper doily on each cake layer. Dust with powdered sugar, then carefully remove the doily.

Pears recipe courtesy of usapears.com

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