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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 Glazed Pear Snack Cake

Doesn't this one sound lovely? Treva just sent it in to me - I loooove pears! And it sounds like it would be PERFECT with a nice, hot cup of tea or coffee. YUM.

Glazed Pear Snack Cake

Makes 12 servings
Choose fragrant, thin-skinned pears that yield to gentle pressure for this cake.

1 3/4 cups whole-grain pastry flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg white
3 tablespoons canola oil
3/4 cup reduced-fat buttermilk or fat-free plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ripe medium pears, peeled and cut into 1/2" chunks
1 teaspoon apple jelly

To Make:Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat a 9" x 9" baking pan with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk the sugar, egg, egg white, and oil until smooth. Whisk in the buttermilk or yogurt and the vanilla. Stir in the pears.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir just until blended. (The batter will be very soft.) Scrape into the prepared pan.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the cake is springy to the touch and shrinks from the sides and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool 30 minutes on a wire rack. Spoon the apple jelly on top and spread it gently with a pastry brush. Cut into squares and serve the cake warm or cool.

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