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Cranberry-Pear-Walnut Cake

Makes: 12 servings
Prep 25 mins Bake 350°F 45 mins to 50 mins
Cranberry-Pear-Walnut Cake
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 2  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground allspice
  • 3  tablespoons  butter, softened
  • 3/4  cup  granulated sugar
  • 1/4  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 2  eggs
  • 1  cup  milk
  • 2  cups  fresh cranberries
  • 1  medium pear, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 3/4  cup  chopped walnuts
  • 1  Caramel Sauce, recipe below
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. Combine 2 cups of the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and allspice; set aside.

2. In a large bowl beat the butter on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in sugars. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating on low after each addition until combined. In a bowl toss cranberries, pear, and walnuts with remaining 1/2 cup flour; gently stir into batter. Spoon into prepared pan.

3. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes on a wire rack. Remove from pan; cool on rack. Top cake with whipped cream, cranberries, and pear slices. Serve with Caramel Sauce. Makes 12 servings.

Caramel Sauce
Start to Finish 5 mins
Ingredients
  • 1  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1/2  cup  butter
  • 1/2  cup  half-and-half or light cream
  • 2  tablespoons  light-colored corn syrup
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
Directions

1. In a large saucepan combine brown sugar, butter, half-and-half or light cream, and corn syrup. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Boil gently for 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cool slightly.

Nutrition Facts (Cranberry-Pear-Walnut Cake)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 431,
  • Fat, total (g) 18,
  • chol. (mg) 69,
  • sat. fat (g) 8,
  • carb. (g) 64,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 4,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 39,
  • pro. (g) 6,
  • vit. A (IU) 437,
  • vit. C (mg) 3,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 60,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 168,
  • Potassium (mg) 183,
  • calcium (mg) 131,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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