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Trying to find recipe for Pear Cake-Like thing that uses Syrup from the can

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Trying to find recipe for Pear Cake-Like thing that uses Syrup from the can

stephle | Jun 26, 2010 06:54 PM

20 years ago we used to have a roomate who made what I can only describe as this wonderful Pear Cake thing and cannot find him or the recipe and I'm now obsessed with having/making some. It was baked in a pie dish, had a pie crust type shell with canned Pears that were surrounded by a nutmeg scented batter (it was a cake batter consistency) made with the syrup from can then baked. I seem to remember some butter being creamed with sugar in the batter part (but then wonder how it wasn't overly sweet, which it wasn't).

He was originally from Bakersfield,and I think his family was probably either German or Polish but cant imagine any authentic European recipes that'd use the syrup this way. Has anyone ever seen or heard of such a beast or is this likely one of those things that belong in the "Your Mom's Weird Cooking" thread?

Any thoughts, ideas or tips would be most welcome :)

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