All Pear Recipes courtesy of Oregon Washington California Pear Bureau
GINGER CAKE WITH ORANGE-GLAZED PEARS
2-1/4 cups flour
1-1/2 teaspoon each baking powder,
and ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup salad oil
Stir flour with ginger, baking powder, soda, cinnamon and salt. Blend
in brown sugar. Beat eggs slightly; combine with remaining ingredients.
Add to dry ingredients; mix thoroughly. Pour into greased and floured
10-inch tube pan. Bake at 350 F. 45 to 50 minutes or until cake tests
done when tested with wooden pick. Serve warm with Orange-Glazed Pears.
Orange-Glazed Pears: Core and slice 2 fresh winter pears. Combine
1 can (6 oz.) fresh orange juice concentrate, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon
sherry. Add pears; simmer until tender and glazed. Arrange pear slices
around and on top Ginger Cake. Spoon remaining glaze over cake.
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