Gertie's Amazing Moist Cranberry Pear Bundt Cake
Gertie’s moist cranberry pear bundt cake recipe screams the holidays with brilliant red jewels dotting the fluffy interior along with knobs of fresh pear. This cake recipe is the ideal place to use overripe pears because they will make the cake moister. Fresh cranberries are essential to this cake because they add a tartness that the dried versions don’t have.
Bundt cake recipes are perfect recipes for dinner guests because they are baked in an attractive ring-shaped pan with a flute in the middle. Bundt cake recipes almost always have a glaze, because they usually tear when unmolding, and the glaze helps mask the cracks. The softness of bundt cakes is one of the reasons for easy tearing, but also the shape of the mold the cakes are baked in. Whenever baking cakes, always grease the pan very well with butter or cooking spray. Doing this will help your cranberry pear bundt cake recipe come out of the pan with ease. Thanks to Gertie for sharing this bundt cake recipe with Grandmother's Kitchen. We are certain anyone that bakes this cranberry pear bundt cake is going to make it over and over again.
This cranberry bundt cake is one of the most amazing cake recipes you can try. If you are looking for a cake recipe to use up those pears, this is a good cake recipe to make. With lots of chopped pears throughout the cake and fresh cranberries, this lovely cake recipe looks as lovely as it tastes. This amazing cake recipe is baked in a bundt pan which makes for the best slices and looks good on dessert tables, topped with its sugar glaze.
When you shop for the pears to use in this amazing cake recipe, it's always a good idea to buy organic when possible. Pears are on the Dirty Dozen list from EWG which means that conventional pears have a lot of pesticide residue, which is best to avoid when possible. If you have organic pears available at your local grocery store, try and stock up on them when they go on sale so you can make this amazing cake recipe, perfect for holidays and get-togethers.
Fresh cranberries are a fruit that is most popular during the holiday season for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is the time of year when you will find fresh cranberries in abundance to use for your dessert recipes, cake recipes and cranberry sauce recipes. Cranberries are a versatile tart fruit, that is usually sweetened, but you will also find cranberry juice that is unsweetened in your grocery store. The bright red color of cranberries makes them great to add into your cake recipes and dessert recipes and a great seasonal ingredient for many of your favorite holiday recipes. One tip for using cranberries in your cake recipes is to cut them in half before adding them into the mix, that way you prevent them from swelling and popping. If you are cooking fresh cranberries on the stove top, you can simmer the whole cranberries on low heat in some water, making sure to leave the pot lid off, as too much steam might cause the cranberries to swell and explode. Another tip when using cranberries that have been frozen is that you don't have to thaw them out before adding them into your cake recipes and dessert recipes. To use frozen cranberries all you have to do is give them a quick water bath. If you stock up on fresh cranberries when they are in season, you can freeze them to use them later in all of your cake recipes and dessert recipes.
To freeze cranberries for use throughout the year in your cake recipes and dessert recipes, place the cranberries in a single layer on a baking sheet and then place them in the freezer. Once the cranberries are completely frozen, you can transfer the cranberries into a freezer bag or an airtight container. This step helps to prevent the cranberries from freezing up together into a frozen block. You can also use fresh cranberries as part of your holiday table centerpiece, much like you would use flowers. Pour the cranberries into a vase with a large beeswax candle in the center of the vase, or you can string them as garland on their own or with some popcorn for your Christmas tree or for your table’s greenery. Of course, fresh cranberries are best known for their use in cranberry sauce during the holiday season and is one of the easies recipes you can make. Mix fresh cranberries in a saucepan with the sugar of your choice, maple syrup or granulated sugar are good choices, along with some lemon zest or a strip of orange rind, and cook over low heat. Stir the mixture occasionally, until the sugar dissolves, and the fresh cranberries are soft and the consistency you like, then put in a mason jar or dish until ready to use.
This is a printable recipe.
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup buttermilk or milk
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour,
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups coarsely chopped peeled pears (or you can substitute apples, but cut into small pieces)
1 cup fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped.
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons milk
Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease and flour the bundt pan.
Place the room temperature butter and eggs into a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until well combined.
Slowly add the granulated sugar and beat in.
Add the vanilla and beat in.
Add the buttermilk or milk and beat in.
In a small bowl stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.
Gradually add in the flour mixture and mix in until just combined.
Fold in the pears and the cranberries.
Transfer the batter into the prepared pan and place into the preheated oven.
Bake for 50 minutes. Insert a toothpick to test if cake is ready.
Remove and place onto a wire cooling rack.
Allow the cake to cool fully before glazing.
NOTE: Cooking times will vary if you use a springform or bunt pan baking time will be 50 minutes.
Bake for 40-45 minutes in a 13x9x2-inch pan.
Mix the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk together with a whisk.
Add the milk 1 tablespoon at a time to get the desired consistency. You can always add extra milk and powdered sugar to make it just right.
Drizzle the glaze onto the cake.
Allow the glaze to set up before serving.
Nutrition Facts for: Gertie's Amazing Moist Cranberry Pear Bundt Cake From
Ingredients: Butter, eggs, granulated sugar, vanilla, buttermilk or milk, all purpose flour, baking powder, salt, pears, cranberries, powdered sugar.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 311,, Calories from Fat 65, Total Fat 7.2g 11%, Saturated Fat 4.1g 21%, Cholesterol 56mg 19%, Sodium 98mg 4%, Potassium 188mg 5%, Carbohydrates 59.1g 20%, Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7%, Sugars 41.4g, Protein 3.8g, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 5%, Calcium 6%, Iron 7%
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