Almond Pear Cake
2 T butter
1/2 c brown sugar
1 30 oz. can pear halves
1 c flour
1 c eggs (about 4 large)
1 c sugar
1 c butter (2 sticks) melted
1 t pure almond extract
1/3 c toasted almonds
powdered sugar for decoration
Preheat the oven to 350˚.
Melt the 2 T of butter in a springform pan over a stove burner. When melted, sprinkle the brown sugar over the bottom of
the pan. Lay the pears on the butter brown sugar mix, cut side up.
Mix the flour, eggs, sugar, melted butter and almond extract in a bowl. Pour the batter over the pears in the springform
pan. Put into the preheated oven and bake for approximately an hour, until a toothpick comes out clean.
Allow the cake to cool for five or ten minutes. Then turn the cake out, upside down, onto a serving dish. Sprinkle with
the toasted almonds and powdered sugar.