Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Upside Down Pear & Pistachio Cake

Upside Down Pear & Pistachio Cake - before

I've gotten a couple of Australian Women Weekly's cookbook recently at a sale and tried this Upside Down Pear & Pistachio Cake recipe from Easy Baking. We loved this cake a lot as it's super moist and the nuts made the cake so fragrant. I think this would be great to serve on Christmas ;-)

Upside Down Pear & Pistachio Cake

1/4 cup chopped pistachio
1 cup firmly packed sugar (but I've reduced this to about 3/4 cup)
1 large pear, unpeeled, cored and sliced thinly
185g butter, softened
3 eggs
1/4 cup plain flour
11/4 cups almond meal

1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease shallow 22cm round cake pan, line base with baking paper.

2. Combine pistachio with 2 tbsp sugar and sprinkle on the base of the pan and top with pear slices.

3. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in sifted flour and meal.

4. Pour mixture into pan and bake about 35 mins. Stand cake in pan for 10 mins before turning top side down, onto wire rack. Serve cake warm or cold.

(Ref: Easy Baking, Australian Women Weekly's)

Upside Down Pear & Pistachio Cake


  1. looks awesome, i recently baked an upside down pear cake too! but mine obviously doesn't look very photogenic compared to urs.

  2. Wow! That looks awesome. You're a life saver. Have been cracking my head thinking of desserts other than the usual stuff for xmas eve dinner. Thanks!

  3. Wow, it looks so moist! Merry X'mas and Happy New Year to you!

  4. Ooh this looks scrumptious! Methinks it'd go great cold with the hot weather... (or warm when it rains, hehe)... how versatile! :)

  5. It actually sounds easy enough to make. i might just give it a try. And best thing is, I'm sure the pears can easily be substitute with a whole lot of other fruits... I'm running all possibilities in my head right now. Hmmm.

    Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas to you and your family

  6. I have never tasted pistachios and pears sounds delicious. And that cake looks so moist!

  7. not bad but keep trying Joe ;-)

    it has been my pleasure Ping

    It really do Jess

    LCOM, thanks

    Yes indeed Kenny hehe

    Yup, the possibility is never ending Jon

    Lisa, do give it a try, it's really delish

  8. yeah! i love aus women's weekly too! so full of easy but impressive recipes! Love this one as well! Great choice!!! might just try it out ;) Merry Christmas!

  9. Looks gorgeous and moist. Merry Xmas to you and the whole family. Have a delicious holiday.


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