Spiced Pear Cake


Fall is my favorite season. The air gets crispier, the animals get friskier and the food is tastier. This is the time of year when I spend a lot of time in kitchen, so get ready because the recipes at Ready Nutrition are going to be rolling in!

Last year, I canned some delicious spiced pears and wanted to use the last jar up in a scrumptious cake. Spiced pear cake is a wonderful treat to make when autumn rolls in. It’s warming, sweet and is the perfect accompaniment to a hot cup of tea.

I wanted to make the cake with a warmed caramel glaze, but didn’t have all the ingredients, so I dusted it with some powdered sugar and it was delicious!

Spiced Pear Cake


For cake:

  • 1 quart size jar of canned spiced pears, drained (about 3 cups)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar or for a healthier version substitute 1 1/2 cups of maple syrup
  • 1 1⁄4 cups coconut oil
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the caramel glaze:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup butter
  • 1⁄4 cup evaporated milk


For cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs, 2 cups sugar, and oil until blended.
  3. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda, and add to egg mixture, stir slowly until blended.
  4. Fold in pears, chopped nuts, and vanilla extract.
  5. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch Bundt pan.
  6. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
  7. Remove from pan, and drizzle Caramel Glaze over warm cake (directions below).

Alternatively, if you choose not to make the caramel glaze, dust the cake with powdered sugar.

To make the glaze:

  1. Stir together brown sugar, butter, and evaporated milk in a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil, and cook, stirring constantly, 2 1/2 minutes or until sugar dissolves.

The Prepper's Blueprint

Tess Pennington is the author of The Prepper’s Blueprint, a comprehensive guide that uses real-life scenarios to help you prepare for any disaster. Because a crisis rarely stops with a triggering event the aftermath can spiral, having the capacity to cripple our normal ways of life. The well-rounded, multi-layered approach outlined in the Blueprint helps you make sense of a wide array of preparedness concepts through easily digestible action items and supply lists.

Tess is also the author of the highly rated Prepper’s Cookbook, which helps you to create a plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply and includes over 300 recipes for nutritious, delicious, life-saving meals. 

Visit her web site at ReadyNutrition.com for an extensive compilation of free information on preparedness, homesteading, and healthy living.

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Originally published October 10th, 2015
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