Pear & Coconut Cake with Glazed Pears

  • Pear & Coconut Cake with Glazed Pears
Ranked: 153rd

Rated 4.87 out of 5 based on 15 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup self - raising flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 x egg
  • 2 Tbls vegetable oil
  • 1 cup pear, diced
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 200 ml desert wine
  • 150 ml water
  • 1/2 tspn vanilla essence
  • 2 x corella pears, halved, cores removed with a melon baller

Method

For glaze pears, combine sugar, dessert wine, vanilla and water in a saucepan, stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Add pears, cover with a round baking paper, weight with a plate.

Bring to a simmer, cook until pears are tender. Set aside in syrup.

Procedure:

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease and line base of a 22cm. spring form pan.

2. Place coconut, sugar, flour, milk and egg in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Stir through diced pear. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then turn onto a wire rack to cool completely. Turn onto a plate.

3. Meanwhile, transfer half of the reserved pear liquid to a frying pan, add pears, cut-side down, cook over medium-high heat until caramelized. Add the rest of the poaching liquid and cook for further 5 minutes or until syrupy. Serve hot with pear cake and drizzle syrup on the cake.

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  • Absolutely fabulous!

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    by Kelly Shippey on 21/12/2012, 14:53
    Kelly Shippey
    • Thanks, Kelly! :)

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      by Sarah Lewis on 30/12/2012, 22:06
      Sarah Lewis
  • Love this combo of flavors!

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    by Kc Quaretti on 23/12/2012, 00:33
    Kc Quaretti
    • Thanks, Kc. This is really delicious. :)

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      by Sarah Lewis on 30/12/2012, 22:07
      Sarah Lewis
  • I have to admit that I’m not really a Pear person, but this dessert has just converted me!! The flavours and combination of pear with coconut – amazing!!

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    by Cuc Tran on 23/12/2012, 17:49
    Cuc Tran
    • Thanks, Cuc. :)

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      by Sarah Lewis on 30/12/2012, 22:08
      Sarah Lewis
  • Looks and Sounds So Delicious..Pears and Coconut..Love there Flavors “-)

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    by Brenda Watts on 27/12/2012, 13:22
    Brenda Watts
  • Nice!

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    by James Ayers on 27/12/2012, 13:55
    James Ayers
  • mmmmm Yum!

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    by Wendy Whipple Rusch on 28/12/2012, 07:28
    Wendy Whipple Rusch
  • Delicious!

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    by Jeanette Nelson on 28/12/2012, 13:32
    Jeanette Nelson
  • Love the flavor combination!

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    by Debbie Reid on 29/12/2012, 07:56
    Debbie Reid
  • sounds yummy

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    by Linda Bullard on 29/12/2012, 13:22
    Linda Bullard
  • :)

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    by Sarah Lewis on 29/12/2012, 21:12
    Sarah Lewis
  • Yummy!!!

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    by Megan OBrien on 30/12/2012, 12:12
    Megan OBrien
  • Totally delicious and beautiful presentation too!

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    by Phoodie Tweets on 02/01/2013, 18:46
    Phoodie Tweets
  • very nice

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    by FrankandEdna Nott on 11/01/2013, 18:54
    FrankandEdna Nott
  • Mouth watering.

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    by ANNA LINHART on 21/04/2013, 12:07
    ANNA LINHART