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German Pear Pudding

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Category: Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 c Cake flour
  • 1/4 c Cornstarch
  • 1/2 ts Baking powder
  • 1 c Dry red wine
  • 3/4 c Sugar
  • Grated zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
  • 2 Whole cloves
  • 4 lg Ripe bosc or anjou pears;
  • -cored peeled and quartered
  • 1 Egg; separated
  • 2 Egg whites
  • 3 tb Water
  • 1 ts Vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream for garnish


Preheat oven to 375 F degrees. Coat a 9-inch square cake pan with
vegetable-oil cooking spray and set aside. Aerate the flour, cornstarch,
and baking powder in a bowl with a wire whisk. Transfer to a piece of waxed

Combine the wine, 1/4 cup of the sugar. The lemon zest, cinnamon, and
cloves in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Slip the pears into the
hot liquid, reduce heat, cover, and simmer until the pears are tender,
about 10 to 15 minutes. Lift the pears out of the liquid with a slotted
spoon, drain, and transfer to the baking pan. Strain 1 cup of the cooking
liquid into the pan.

Whip the egg whites in a medium bowl using an electric mixer or wire whisk
until whites hold a soft peak. Fold in egg yolk, vanilla, and the remaining
1/2 cup sugar. Sprinkle the flour over the mixture and fold it in. Spread
the mixture evenly over the pears.

Bake until the topping springs back lightly and the top is golden, 30 to 35
minutes. Serve warm or cold with a garnish of whipped cream if desired.

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