7 ripe Anjou pears, cored and cubed
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 eggs
3 cups sugar
1 cup canola oil
2 cups chopped walnuts


We love the mild sweetness and juicy firmness of Anjou pears. We love them even more when they're baked into a delicious cinnamon-spiced cake. Together, they make a perfect holiday dessert.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a baking dish, line it with parchment paper, and then butter again. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon together. In another large bowl beat eggs, sugar, then beat in the oil. Slowly add the powder mix until mixed thoroughly. Be careful to not overbeat.

Once combined, fold in nuts and pears and pour mixture into baking dish. Bake about 1 hour 20 minutes, checking often after 1 hour. If it starts becoming too brown on top, cover with foil. Cool before serving.

How to Serve it Up

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