Italian Almond Pear Cake

Eva Amurri shares a recipe for an Italian Almond Pear Cake

Anybody who reads this blog knows I don’t consider myself “a baker”.

Some people LOVE baking and it’s totally their thing. I LOVE cooking, and baking I could take or leave… which becomes problematic in the colder months when I LOVE devouring baked goods. LOL.

All of the baking recipes I have on this site are ones that really are so easy to make since I bake at a pretty beginner level. This recipe falls under that category, though if I do say so myself, it is quite beautiful to look at!

I’m so happy today to share my recipe for this Italian Almond Pear Cake!

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Super simple cakes like this are really common in Italy and are eaten as a snack or even for breakfast. It’s a simple and seasonal way to enjoy fresh fruit in season, and I would eat these cakes all the time growing up in Italy.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought it would be the perfect time to share this Italian Almond Pear Cake as a delicious dessert option that can be a really nice alternative to pie. Plus you can eat leftovers with breakfast! I hope you love this cake as much as we do!

I love serving it with freshly whipped cream to the side.

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Eva Amurri shares a recipe for an Italian Almond Pear Cake

Italian Almond Pear Cake

Super simple cakes like this are really common in Italy, and are eaten as a snack or even for breakfast. It's a simple and seasonal way to enjoy fresh fruit in season, and I would eat these cakes all the time growing up in Italy.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Resting Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 370 kcal

Equipment

  • Springform Pan or Tart Pan (I use a tart pan and it always comes out perfect!)
  • Food Processor or Blender
  • Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer

Ingredients

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat the oven to 375º F, and grease your pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside. 
  • Add the butter and white sugar to a large bowl and beat them together with an electric mixer at medium speed until fluffy.
  • Add each egg one at a time until well combined, and then lower the mixing speed to low.
  • Add the flour, ground almonds, and baking powder, until batter is nice and thick.
  • Once the ingredients are combined, pour the batter into your cake pan, using a spatula to even it out. The cake will only be an inch thick, so don’t be alarmed!
  • Arrange your peeled, cored, and halved pears in a circle with the cut side facing downwards, and sprinkle your sliced almonds on top.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown on top. To test if it’s ready, insert a fork into the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, it’s ready! If it has batter on it, keep cooking!
  • Allow the cake to cool inside the cake tin for 20 minutes, and then remove the ring and base.
  • Place it on a serving dish and dust with confectioners sugar.
  • Serve with a dollop of freshly whipped cream, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Italian Almond Pear Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 370 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 53mg2%
Potassium 240mg7%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 475IU10%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Almond, Cake, Italian, Pears
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