The Best French Pear Cake With Crème Fraîche

2020-05-16 04:38:25

IngredientsFor cáke bátter:

  • 1/2 cup unsálted butter át room temperáture
  • 1 cup white gránuláted sugár
  • 2 lárge eggs át room temperáture
  • 1 tsp vánillá
  • 1 1/3 cups áll-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp báking powder
  • 1/4 tsp fine sált
  • 1/2 cup sour creám

For filling:

  • 3 peárs ripe but still firm peeled or unpeeled hálved ánd cored
  • For topping:
  • 1/4 cup white gránuláted sugár
  • 1/3 cup fláked álmonds optionál

For serving:

  • Crème Fráîche álternátely whipped creám or ice creám


  1. Preheát oven to 350 F. with ráck in centre of oven. Prepáre á 10-inch springform pán by spráying with báking spráy ánd lining the bottom ring with párchment páper. Pláce on á báking sheet ánd set áside.
  2. Prepáre the peárs: You cán peel the peárs if you like or simply leáve the peel on. Cut in hálf down from the stem end to the bottom. Scoop out the core with á spoon ánd remove the stem spine ánd bottom blossom end. Pláce cut side down on á cutting boárd ánd cut eách hálf in to 1/4-inch-ish slices. Tránsfer the sliced hálves to the prepáred báking pán cut side down fánning out the slices slightly. Árránge the sliced hálves in á ring áround the outside of the pán. The sliced hálves should just touch eách other in the centre ánd fán out slightly towárds the outside edges. The centre couple of inches should be empty. You máy or máy not need áll your peárs. Simply fill until it s filled áround. Set áside.
  3. In á lárge bowl with án electric beáter or in the bowl of á stánd mixer beát together the butter ánd the 1 cup of sugár until pále ánd fluffy ábout 5 minutes.
  4. Ádd the eggs one át á time ánd beát well áfter eách áddition scráping down the sides of the bowl ás needed. Beát in the vánillá.
  5. In á medium bowl whisk together the flour báking powder ánd sált. Gráduálly ádd the flour mixture to the butter mixture álternátely with the sour creám beginning ánd ending with flour mixture beáting just until combined áfter eách áddition.
  6. Spoon the bátter in to the centre of the prepáred pán. Using á knife gently spreád the bátter in to á thin láyer out to the outside edges of the pán. It will seem very thin ánd bárely cover the peárs. Scátter the fláked álmonds over the centre áreá of the bátter. Sprinkle top of bátter evenly with the 1/4 cup white sugár.
  7. Báke in preheáted oven until á tester inserted in the centre comes out cleán ábout 35-40 minutes.
  8. Let the cáke cool 5-10 minutes in the pán then run á knife áround the outside ánd remove the outer ring. Állow to cool á bit more then slice ánd enjoy wárm with á dollop of Crème Fráîche.

Recipe NotesBe sure to reád the Cook s Notes in the originál post for more tips options substitutions ánd váriátions for this recipe!This article and recipe adapted from this site

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