Ingredients

How to make it

  • PEARS:
  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in each of two heavy large skillets over medium high heat.
  • Add half of pears to each skillet.
  • Saute until tender and beginning to brown, 10 to 11 minutes.
  • Add half of brown sugar and half of honey to each skillet.
  • Stir until pears are coated and sugar melts, about 1 minute.
  • **Can be made 1 day ahead. Transfer to bowl. Cover and chill.
  • CAKES:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray ten 3/4-cup custard cups with nonstick spray, then coat each with butter.
  • Beat 3/4 cup butter in large bowl until smooth.
  • Add sugar and beat until blended.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time.
  • Beat in vanilla.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl to blend.
  • Beat dry ingredients into butter mixture.
  • Divide batter among cups.
  • Make well in center of one cup and spoon in 1/4 cup pear mixture.
  • Repeat with remaining cups.
  • Bake 45 minutes OR until cake portion tests done.
  • Remove from oven and let rest 15 minutes.
  • GLAZE:
  • Turn cakes out onto plates.
  • Bring jam and water to simmer in small saucepan, stirring to loosen jam.
  • Brush jam mixture over cakes.
  • Sift powdered sugar over edges of cakes and garnish with pear slices.

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    " It was excellent "
    kidaria ate it and said...
    Yes I agree. Individual buttercakes surely has reeled me in. Plan to try soon!
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Because we have a pear tree, I collect pear recipes. This one sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
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    " It was excellent "
    luisascatering ate it and said...
    these sound lovely. I'm a fan of individual cakes (see my mini pineapple cakes post) :-)
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  • lacrenshaw 8 years ago
    I agree with Superb and also with Yummy! Thanks for these ratings, my friends,
    Lorraine
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    wow!!!!!!!! very yummy here lorraine
    i love it great post
    five plus

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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Superb!
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  • lacrenshaw 8 years ago
    The Bon Apetit December was good enough to eat cover to cover.. Thank you all for your kind comments! And ENJOY!
    Lorraine
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    " It was excellent "
    leebear ate it and said...
    WOW!LEAVE IT TO BON APETIT!ANOTHER GREAT RECIPE! THANK YOU FOR SHARING! CAROL LEE
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  • krumkake 8 years ago
    Perfect dessert to go with the pot pie you just posted...yes, that anem does drip off the tongue, doesn't it?!? These have got to be fantastic - just look at the ingredients!
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    " It was excellent "
    pleclare ate it and said...
    Iwill have one please. Looks wonderful
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    " It was excellent "
    midgelet ate it and said...
    these seems truley lovely!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    Bon Apetit is right great post and high5er recipe thanks
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