Pear - Pecan Skillet Cake

 

Pear-Pecan Skillet Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Pears and Pecans are in season here and the farmers market had some really nice pears, and the pecans were on sale. I made this awesome Pear-Pecan Skillet Cake and it was delicious! This is an easy recipe to make, with a very flavorful crumb with special seasons and the pears and pecans nestled in the cake, oh my goodness it is so good. I love this recipe and have served it as brunch dish and a dessert with or without whipped cream. One thing for sure no matter how or when we served the cake, we rarely had much left.
Lets Make This Recipe For
Pear-Pecan Skillet Cake
We Start With Roasting The Pears In The Skillet.
Pear-Pecan Skillet Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Remove Them To A Platter
Set Aside To Cool
Pear-Pecan Skillet Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Next We Mix A Very Thick Batter
Pear-Pecan Skillet Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Add The Fresh Shelled Pecans
Pear-Pecan Skillet Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
After The Pecans Have Been 
Folded Into The Batter
Pour The Batter Into A Prepared Iron Skillet
Place The Cooled Pears Down In The Batter
Place A Maraschino Cherry 
In The Center Of Each Pear
Pear-Pecan Skillet Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Bake and Then Let Cool
Pear-Pecan Skillet Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Pear-Pecan Skillet Cake
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
4 fresh pears, peeled, cored, halved
1 cup butter plus 2 tablespoons, divided
1-1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla
2 large eggs, room temperature
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
dash salt
1 cup sour cream
2 cups pecans
Baking spray with flour
7 to 8 Maraschino Cherries
1/2 cup sparkling sugar
Directions
Heat a 12 inch iron skillet and melt 2 tablespoons butter, then place the pears face down in the skillet. Cook on medium heat about 2 to 3 minutes, just enough to tender and beginning to brown. Remove the pears to a platter to cool.
In an electric mixing bowl, cream the 1 cup butter, vanilla and the brown sugar. Beat the mixture until smooth and fluffy.
Add 1 egg at a time, mixing in between eggs. 
In a mixing pitcher, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.
To the mixing bowl, alternate the flour mixture a little at a time with the sour cream a little at a time, beating between each addition.
Fold in 1-3/4 cups pecans into the thick batter.
Clean the skillet that the pears were cooked in and spray it with a baking spray with flour.
Pour the batter into the prepared iron skillet making sure the batter is evenly distributed.
Place the pears, face up on the top of the cake batter, very carefully push them down just a bit into the batter.
Place a Maraschino Cherry in the cup of each of the pears.
Sprinkle the remaining pecans and the sparkling sugar on top.
Bake 55 minutes at 325 degrees until the cake will test done in the center.
Remove from the oven to a cooling rack and let cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing.
Enjoy! 
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Pear-Pecan Skillet Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Ready To Slice
Pear-Pecan Skillet Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Slice and Serve
Pear-Pecan Skillet Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Enjoy!
Pear-Pecan Skillet Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
It is always so good to see you here at the cottage and spend some time in the kitchen with you. We sure made a delicious Pear-Pecan Skillet Cake today and hope you enjoy it as much as we have! Hope you have a very special week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
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    1. Thanks so much Joanne, we love this cake and it sure doesn't last long. Hope you have a great week!
      Miz Helen

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  2. I'm just sure it's delicious. My family loves pears very much, I will definitely cook!

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  3. That looks so easy to make!! And delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party! Have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you this Sunday at the party.

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