Glazed Pear Shortcake

Rev BJ Friley


Oven Temp: 400 degrees F

Equally at home at breakfast, coffee time or after dinner, this simple cake can be assembled in less than 15 minutes. Baking time is about 45 minutes.

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6 to 8
15 Min
45 Min
Convection Oven


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1 can(s)
(16 oz.) sliced bartlett pears in syrup


1 3/4 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
plus 2 tbsp. sugar
1 3/4 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
6 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
3/4 c
1 tsp
2/3 c
whipping cream

How to Make Glazed Pear Shortcake


  • 1Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • 2Grease and flour an 8-inch round cake pan.
  • 3Drain the pears.
  • 4Pat dry the pears with paper towels.
  • 5Reserve the syrup.
  • 6Stir flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in medium bowl until blended.
  • 7Cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • 8Pour the milk over the flour mixture.
  • 9Toss with a fork just until blended. Do not over mix.
  • 10Spoon batter into the prepared pan.
  • 11Smooth top.
  • 12Arrange pears over batter in circular pattern.
  • 13Brush with some of the reserved syrup.
  • 14Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • 15Bake at 400 degrees F until wooden toothpick inserted in center of cake is withdrawn clean and top is golden brown, about 45 minutes.
  • 16Transfer to wire rack to cool 15 minutes.
  • 17Brush with reserved syrup.
  • 18Invert cake onto plate.
  • 19Remove pan.
  • 20Return to upright position on wire rack.
  • 21Cool until serving time.
  • 22Cut into wedges.
  • 23Serve with a dollop of whipped cream, flavored with ground cinnamon or nutmeg.
  • 24Or substitute ice cream (vanilla or peach) for the whipped cream.

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About Glazed Pear Shortcake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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