Almond Pear Cake


  • 1 1/4 cups blanched almonds
  • 1/2 cup plus 4 1/2 tsp. sugar divided
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 5 Tbsp. cold butter; divided
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  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 can (15 1/4 oz.) pear halves, drained and thinly sliced


In a food processor, combine almonds and 1/2 cup sugar. Cover and process until blended; transfer to a bowl. Stir in flour and salt. Melt 4 Tbsp. butter; whisk in eggs and milk; stir into almond mixture.

Pour into a greased 9-in fluted tart pan with a removable bottom. Arrange pear slices over batter. Sprinkle with remaining sugar, dot with remaining butter.

Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Refrigerate leftovers.

By Raymonde from North Bay, Ontario


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