1-1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons each baking powder and ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon each salt and ground cloves
3 eggs, beaten
1-1/2 cups Pear Sauce*
3/4 cup vegetable oil
Pear Sauce, see recipe and ingredients below
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, soda, salt and cloves; mix well. Stir in eggs, pear sauce
and oil until well mixed. Spread batter in lightly oiled 13X9x2-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30
minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. When completely
cooled, sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar. Cut cake into 1-1/2 inch squares.
6 cups pared, cored and cubed NW Pears, any variety
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in 2-quart microwave-safe measure or bowl. Cover and microwave on HIGH
(100%) 6 minutes. Stir pear mixture; rotate dish one-quarter turn and microwave at HIGH 6 to 8 minutes
longer or until tender. Puree in blender or food processor. Makes about 3 cups.
Increase water to 1/2 cup with ingredients above; bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat 10 to 15 minutes
or until pears are tender. Puree pears as above.
Tips: Serve Pear Sauce warm with cream or cold with whipped topping, sour cream or ice cream. Use in
preparing reduced fat baked goods.
Always be sure to use ripe pears.
Date: June 8, 2002