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Italian Pear Cake ( Torta Di pere)



12 piece(s)

TMX (Torta di pere) Italian Pear Cake: dough

  • 3 eggs
  • 160 g sugar, + 1-2T for sprinkling
  • dash vanilla extract
  • 250 g marscapone cheese
  • 300 g cake flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4t bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4t salt
  • 30 g oil
  • 2-3 Ripe pears, peeled and cored. Depending on the size.
  • 1/4cup apricot jam, to glaze (optional)
  • 6
    1h 0min
    Preparation 15min
  • 7
  • 8
    Appliance TM 5 image
    Recipe is created for
    TM 5
    Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

    How to:
  1. **To make Cake Flour**
    Take 100g Plain flour, add 20g cornflour and combine. Use as required.

    Preheat the oven to 180C.
    Grease and base line a 20-23cm springform pan.

    Insert the butterfly and beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla, 2mins/sp4.

    Remove the butterfly and add the marscapone cheese, 1min/sp4.

    Add the remaining dry ingredients and the oil and blend 1min/sp4.

    Chop one pear into dice and thinly slice the other.

    Add the diced pear to the Closed lid and blend 20secs/sp2/Counter-clockwise operation, using the spatula to assist if necessary. Do not overblend the mixture. The pears should remain chunky.

    Spread into the prepared pan.

    Top with the remaining sliced pears, adding more if there is insufficient to cover.

    Sprinkle lightly with the extra sugar.

    Bake for 45-60mins or until cooked.

    Brush with a little warm apricot jam to give it a shine (optional).

    Serve with cream, icecream or creme Anglaise.

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A dessert favoured by many in various regions of Italy.

Lovely served with a glass of dessert wine.

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  • littlebun:...

    Submitted by thermifyme on 25. December 2018 - 07:32.

    Mum not sure I’m sorry, but I would give it a shot 😉

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  • Hi Monica ...

    Submitted by littlebun on 24. December 2018 - 22:23.

    Hi Monica
    would cake flour work with the same ratio if using gluten free flour?

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  • Yummo

    Submitted by monicaih on 29. November 2018 - 16:40.


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