Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 1/2 lbs 1135g / 40oz Pears - cored, and 1/4 cup 49g / 1.7oz Sugar

  2. 1 cup 62g / 2 1/5oz Flour

  3. 1/2 cup 118ml Orange flavored liqueur, like Grand Marnie

  4. 1 Lemon - zested and grated

  5. 4 tablespoons 60ml Butter - plus more for Greasing the pan

  6. 2 Eggs

  7. 1/2 teaspoon 2 1/2ml Baking powder

  8. 1 Salt

  9. 1/2 cup 118ml Milk

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the pears, half the sugar, 1 tablespoon of the flour, and the Grand Marnier and mix well.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining sugar and butter, cream until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg and the yolk of the other egg and mix well. Sift the remaining flour with the baking powder and salt. Add the flour in halves to the sugar mixture, alternating with the milk. Set the second mixture aside to rest for 30 minutes, divided into 2 quantities, 1 being slightly larger than the other.

  4. Butter a 9-inch round cake pan and turn the larger quantity of batter into the cake pan. Put the pears into the pan, top with the remaining batter and bake for 45 minutes. Let cool and serve in wedges.

  5. This recipe yields 4 servings.


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