Tuesday, February 22, 2011


So not only do I have a mangled finger but I also managed to catch a nasty NASTY cold. Needless to say I haven't been in a cooking mood. But today I'm back!! Well, semi-back. I just had enough energy to make dessert. I decided to make "Pear-Almond Upside-Down Cake" because I wanted to get rid of my pears. Unfortunately I ended up only needing one pear for this recipe.

I started by blanching some almonds. Basically I just threw the almonds into boiling hot water. After a couple minutes I rinsed them and the skins slipped right off.
Next I grind them in the processor. This will later go in the batter.

After this I take a break because my son decided to pay me a lil visit in the kitchen. How cute is he?!?!

Ok, back to work! I start preparing the pears. I peel, cut and place them atop a melted butter-sugar concoction.

I pour the batter on top and I bake it. This is the result!

The cake was delicious! I was a little worried because the batter looked lumpy while baking but once out of the oven it looked great. OK folks, time to hit the hay!


  1. What if I don't have a fancy processor? This looks great, too. Adding this to my to-do list. Between you and my BH&G cookbook, I'm all set.

  2. You can crush the almonds yourself. It was really good! I'll send you the recipe when youre ready to make it. Whats a BH&G cookbook?

  3. Yum. I'll take the recipe too (I'll probably use almond meal though cuz I'm LAZY!)

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  5. BH&G is Better Homes & Gardens. I know because my Mom gave me one of those cookbooks when I got my first place almost 14 years ago. I've yet to use it. :0P

  6. You got it Mrs. Chan!!
    Thankfully someone else posted the Pear Cake recipe.
    Here is the recipe:

    By the way, I didnt use a cast iron skillet, just my regular pan. A cake pan works fine as well.