How to make it

  • Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Peel, halve, core, and slice the pears into 1/4-inch thick wedges.
  • In a large bowl, toss the pears with the lemon juice and set aside. Melt 6 tablespoons butter and pour it into a 10-inch round cake pan, rotating pan to spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle the brown sugars over the melted butter.
  • Slightly overlap the pear slices decoratively in the cake pan. Combine the flour, polenta, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  • Lightly beat the eggs, milk, and vanilla together in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Beat the remaining 8 tablespoons of butter and granulated sugar in a large bowl using an electric mixer set on medium-high speed until pale and smooth.
  • Reduce speed to low and alternately mix in the flour mixture and egg mixture, ending with the flour mixture.
  • Pour the batter into the pan and bake until golden brown and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  • Cool in the pan and on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then run a small, sharp knife around the edge of the pan to release the cake and cool completely before serving.
  • To help loosen the cake, warm the pan bottom slightly before unmolding. For a rustic look, chop pears into small cubes instead of slicing them

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    " It was excellent "
    gourmetana ate it and said...
    This is certainly different from any dessert I have ever seen! This sounds absolutely scrumptious! 5*****
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    Truly delicious!
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