2018-09-12 / Recipes

Country Cooking With Sue Davis

Pears are the fruit of the season right now! And this week’s recipes feature the delicious fruit in some dishes that are sure to appease your sweet tooth and family and friends, too. I am also including a recipe for cake flour from a homemade mix – for when the recipe calls for it, but you don’t want to run to the store to buy some.

Pear Relish

2 gal. pears
6 onions
2 lbs. sugar
2 c. vinegar
1 t. Allspice
1 t. turmeric
1 t. salt

Grind all ingredients in chopper and boil 30 minutes. Seal in sterile jars. Good on hamburgers and hot dogs.

Fresh Pear Cake

2 c. sugar
3 c. flour
1 c. chopped pecans –optional
1 ½ c. Wesson oil or 2 sticks butter and ½ oil
2 c. chopped or shredded pears
½ t. salt
½ t. soda
1 t. vanilla extract
3 eggs

Mix flour, salt, soda and nuts in a bowl. Mix sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla and pears. Add to flour mixture and mix well. Pour into tube pan and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour 10 minutes. Cake is very moist.

Pear Crisp

6 large pears, peeled and cored thinly sliced
¼ c. warm water
1 lemon juiced
2 c. rolled oats
2 c. all-purpose flour
2 c. brown sugar
2T. ground cinnamon
2 ½ sticks butter, melted

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine pears, water and lemon juice in an 8x8 baking pan. Combine oats, flour, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Pour in butter and stir to make crumbly mixture. Spread topping over the fruit. Bake 45-55 minutes until top is crisp and brown.

Homemade Cake Flour Substitute

1 c. all-purpose flour
2 T. cornstarch

Sift 1 level cup of all-purpose flour into a bowl. Remove 2 tablespoons and then add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch to the bowl. Sift the flour 5 times to distribute the cornstarch before using in your recipe.

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