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Fresh Pear Cake

Do you find yourself with a bundle of those fresh delicious pears? Make pear cake, it's surprisingly moist & delicious! And I replace all the oil with healthy applesauce. #TexasHomesteader

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, pear
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 15 people
Author www.TexasHomesteader.com


  • 4 Cups Chopped Fresh Pears (peeled if the skin is tough)
  • 2 Eggs, Beaten
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Applesauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Cup Chopped Nuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Gently fold ingredients in order given, stirring after each addition with a large spoon or spatula (do not beat with mixer). Batter will be thick.

  3. Pour into a well greased and floured 10" tube pan and bake for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes and then invert tube pan onto a plate to release cake, then allow to cool completely. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top for garnish if desired.