Italian Pear Cake



Prep Time:  20 minutes
Cook Time:  50 minutes
Ready In:  minutes


Yields or Serves:  8 1 Cake

[Total: 1   Average: 5/5]

Luscious, ripe pears are a particularly lovely early autumn crop. With their undulating curves and unique shades of pale green, ivory and buckskin tan, a bowl full of pears makes a gorgeous centerpiece. Revel in this season and make this delicious Italian Pear Cake. It’s easy to make and a nice way to use up autumn pears.

  • 2 Eggs (Room Temperature)
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Ricotta
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups Unbleached Flour
  • 2 Pounds Ripe Pears (Peel, Core & Slice)
  • 1 Cup Dark Chocolate Chunks
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • Powdered Sugar (For Dusting)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour 9-inch round cake pan.
  3. In large-size bowl whisk together eggs, milk, ricotta, sugar, extracts, and kosher salt. Whisk in flour. Gently fold in pears and chocolate.
  4. Pour batter in prepared pan. Dot with butter.
  5. Place in oven 50 minutes until golden.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes in pan. Remove from pan and let cool on wire rack.
  7. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.
  8. Makes 1 Cake
  9. Serves 8
  10. Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cook Time: 50 Minutes Total Time: 70 Minutes
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Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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