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Pear Almond Cake, Gluten Free

April 26, 2017

Pear Almond Cake, Gluten Free

4 ripe firm Pears, divided
1 ¾ cups plus 2 tsp granulated sugar, divided
1 Tbsp lemon juice
3 ¼ cups blanched almond meal, finely chopped
8 large eggs
1¼ tsp pure vanilla extract, divided
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp light olive oil
½ cup sliced almonds

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 9 or 10 inch springform pan. Cut a circle of parchment paper and place in the pan; spray it lightly with cooking spray.

Peel and core the pears. Chop three of the pears roughly and cook with lemon juice and 2 teaspoons sugar until tender; mash into a coarse puree with a fork, let cool. Slice the fourth pear into ¼ inch slices, set aside.

Put the almond meal and 1 ¾ cups of sugar in food processor, pulse 5 long times. Add eggs, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, cooked pears and puree until smooth. Pour into the prepared pan.

In a small skillet, heat honey and oil, stirring constantly until it boils. Remove from heat; stir in ¼ teaspoon vanilla. Add pear slices; toss gently to coat.

Sprinkle the sliced almonds over the top of the cake. Add the pear slices and spoon honey mixture over the top of the cake.

Bake for 35 minutes, if browned nicely, cover with foil and continue to bake and additional 10 to 20 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Let the cake cool in the pan for about 30 minutes, then remove the sides of the pan and transfer to a serving platter, remove parchment paper. Serves 12 slices

Posted by The Deedol Collection….aka Granny’s Favorites Cookbooks


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