Recipe for pear and pistachios cake

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Recipe for pear and pistachios cake

Production: 10 – Serving
Preparation: 20 Minutes
Cooking: 45 Minutes

What a pleasure it was to enjoy this wonderful birthday cake. Pears and pistachios to honor the 29 candles of our beautiful daugther. Even her, who does not usually like dessert,litterally cleared her plate. As for the guests, they were delighted with this sweet treat that conclude a hearty celebration meal (pork loin on spit served with rice with lentils) .

Tasty and soft, our pear and pistachio cake was a great success. The two rows of sliced ​​fresh pears, the pistachios distributed in the dough and the light touch of freshly grated nutmeg turn every bite in an explosion of flavors.

Requiring a little extra effort and time than a simple basic cake, this dessert, is trully worthy of a special celebration.

Pear and Pistachios Cake

Ingredients:
Butter – [1/2 cup]  (125 ml.)
Eggs (large) – [2]
White Sugar – [1 cup]  (250 ml.)
Baking Powder – [2 teaspoons]  (10 ml.)
Milk – [1/2 cup]  (125 ml.)
Flour (all purpose) – [1 1/2 cup]  (375 ml.)
Almond powder – [1/2 cup]  (125 ml.)
Vanilla extract – [1 teaspoon]  (5 ml.)
Pears – [5]
Pistachios nuts – [1/2 cup]  (125 ml.)
Nutmeg – [1 teaspoon]  (5 ml.)

Steps:
1- Preheat the oven to 350F (180C).
2- Peel and slice the pears. Place slices in some lemon juice and reserve.
3- In mixer bowl, beat butter, sugar and eggs.
4- In a large bowl, combine flour, ground almonds, salt, baking powder and nutmeg.
5- Add milk and dry ingredients, in small quantities, in the mixer bowl.
6- Beat until mixture is smooth.
7- Add the pistachios in the batter.
8- Pour 1/3 of batter into a buttered and floured mold.
9- Place half of the pear slices on the dough.
10- Pour remaining batter into the mold.
11- Cover the top with remaining pears.
12- Sprinkle lightly with sugar.
13- Bake about 45 minutes.
14- Let cool and serve on a berry coulis.