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Spiced Pear Cranberry Cake

  • Servings:

    Serves 10 as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    55 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    20 minutes


2 each Pears, fresh, bosc, peeled, cored, cut into slices
1/2 teaspoon Lemon zest
1 teaspoon Fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon, ground
1/4 cup Unsalted butter
1/2 cup Milk
3 each Egg
1 1/4 cup All purpose flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 cup Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Fresh cranberries
Spiced Pear Cranberry Cake


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9-inch round cake pan with vegetable cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, mix pears with lemon zest, lemon juice, ginger, and cinnamon.Set aside.
3. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Remove from heat and cool 5 minutes.Whisk in the milk and eggs.
4. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt and mix well. Add the butter mixture and stir to combine. Gently stir in the cranberries and the pear mixture.
5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes, until surface is pale gold and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes on a wire rack. Carefully transfer to a serving plate. Serve warm or at room temperature, garnished with whipped cream if desired.
Source: Hannaford Fresh Magazine, September - October 2009


Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 10
Base Nutrients
Calories 192 kcal (10%)
Calories from Fat 126
Total Fat 14 g (22%)
Saturated Fat 11 g (55%)
Cholesterol 79 mg (26%)
Sodium 347 mg (14%)
Total Carbohydrates 35 g (12%)
Dietary Fiber 7 g (28%)
Protein 12 g (20%)
Vitamin A 251 IU (1%)
Vitamin C 7 mg (8%)
Calcium 37 mg (3%)
Iron 12 mg (67%)