Anita’s Asian Pear Cake with Caramel

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Special Thanks to best Sushi Chef Samuel for bringing over these Sweet and Delicious Asian Pears that happily complimented our dinner!

Ingredients

2 large Asian Pears, peeled and sliced

1 1/3 cup All purpose flour, sifted

2 cups granulated sugar

3 eggs, room temperature

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1 teaspoon orange zest

1 teaspoon baking powder, sifted

1/3 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon almond extract

5 Tablespoons water

1 Tablespoon Confectioners sugar

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 grades Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut each Asian pear into 5 to 6 thick slices. Set aside.ASIAN PEAR FRUIT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ASIAN PEAR LAYING IN BUTTERED PAN
  3. Prepare and buttered a round 9 inch glass dish. Arrange pears on bottom of the pan.

Preparation for Caramel :  In a small sauce pan at medium-high heat combine 1 cup of sugar with 5 Tablespoons of water. Heat for about 7 to 9 minutes or until sugar has turned  golden brown. Pour Caramel carefully and evenly over pears.ASIAN PEAR POURING CARAMEL OVER                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ASIAN PEAR WITH CARAMEL SPREAD OVER4. Using an electric mixer, in a large bowl cream together at medium speed butter with 1 cup of the remaining sugar until light and fluffy.

5. Add eggs, one at a time and cream until well incorporated.

6. Add buttermilk, almond extract and orange zest. At low speed add in sifted flour, salt and baking powder and mix well.

7. Pour batter over caramel pears into a smooth and even layer.ASIAN PEAR COVERED WITH CAKE BATTER

ASIAN PEAR WITH SMOOTH CAKE BATTER OVER

8. Bake batter in the middle of the oven rack for about 35 minutes or until cake is light golden brown and toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.    ASIAN PEAR OUT OF OVEN

9. Cool it in glass pan for about 20 minutes and then invert over serving plate. Sprinkle over with some powder sugar. Enjoy!

ASIAN PEAR WITH POWDER SUGAR