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Pear Batter Cake

  • servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter, plus more for pie dish
  • 3 Comice or Bartlett pears
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar, for serving

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-inch pie plate; set aside. Peel, halve, and core the pears. Slice the pears lengthwise 1/4-inch-thick. Arrange pear slices in baking dish in a slightly overlapping circular pattern; set aside.

  2. Step 2

    In a blender, process, butter, milk, granulated sugar, flour, vanilla, eggs, and salt, until smooth.

  3. Step 3

    Pour batter over pears and bake until golden, and firm to the touch, 40 to 45 minutes. Serve warm or room temperature dusted with confectioners' sugar.

Reviews (2)

  • 26 Nov, 2011

    Love this simple recipe. Tried with berries-plums-peaches.
    All great!

  • 13 Mar, 2009

    This is the first recipe that I havent liked from Martha.