Monday, January 17, 2011

Pear Sauce Cake

We are not a part of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) but in a way we are a part of what I call a FSA...Family Supported Agriculture. My parents, my sister & my grandpa all have gardens. We are always trading vegetables. This year I took up canning. My sister did also. So now, not only do we trade vegetables - we trade canned goods. I traded a jar of pickled peppers and some strawberry preserves for a jar of pear sauce and a jar of halved pears. My sister told me the pear sauce was good...but I had no idea...IT WAS AMAZING!! So much better than apple sauce. She gave me a large jar so I had plenty for eating and then some. So I made this:

*One cup veg oil
*1 1/2 C sugar
*1 1/2 C brown sugar
*1 egg
*3 C flour
*2 t baking soda
*1/2 t salt
*1 t cinnamon
*1 t ground nutmeg
*2 t vanilla
*2 C pear sauce

Preheat oven to 325.
In a bowl beat the oil and sugars. Beat in the egg.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon & ground nutmeg.
Stir the vanilla into the pear sauce.
Add the sifted dry ingredients and pear sauce alternately to the oil & sugar mixture - mixing very well each time.
Pour entire mixture into a greased & floured 9x13x2 rectangular pan.
Bake for one hour at 325 or until your toothpick comes out clean - cake will be springy & will start to pull away from the edges of the pan.
Cool in pan on a wire rack.
Cut into squares to serve - top with whipped cream. SO GOOD!!!

If you don't have pear sauce - use apple sauce.

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