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The sweet, tender pears paired with the flavorful olive oil cake is perfection. And if you’ve never tried an olive oil cake, the olive oil is very subtle and delicious.


Poached Pears

4 cup water2 cup granulated sugar3 small whole Bosc pears1 ½ tsp all-purpose flour (for brushing on the pears)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Bring 4 cups water and granulated sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the pears; reduce heat to medium, and cook at a medium-low boil for 5 minutes or just until pears start to soften. Remove pears from pan; cool slightly. Trim the bottom off of each pear so that it is about the height of a 9 x 5–inch loaf pan. Lightly brush flour over the bottom ⅔rds of each pear.


Olive Oil Batter

4 large eggs
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup extra-virgin (good tasting) olive oil
⅓ cup melted unsalted butter
1 lemon's finely grated zest and freshly squeezed juice
1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
¾ tsp fine sea salt
non-stick baking spray

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Tags: Contributor, Bread, Dessert, Fruit, Pear, Baking, Mother's Day, Easter, Spring

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