Dijonnaise pear cake

Dijonnaise pear cake
This moist cake with a pear-dijonnaise centre is made with a "moelleux" batter. The pears are cooked first in blackcurrant-flavoured crème de cassis.
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Last modified on: January 30th 2022

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Stage 1 - 10 min.
Dijonnaise pear cake

The blackcurrant poached pears

Peel 4 Pears, cut lengthways into 4 (or 8) and remove the core.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
Dijonnaise pear cake
Put into a saucepan, scatter 10 g Vanilla sugar over and mix well.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
Dijonnaise pear cake
Cover and leave to cook gently on low heat for 10 minutes.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Dijonnaise pear cake
Add 250 ml Blackcurrant liqueur to the pear juice now accumulated in the pan.

Stage 5 - 30 min.
Dijonnaise pear cake
Leave uncovered to poach for about 30 minutes until the liquid in the pan has reduced by around half and the pears are reaching "confit" stage.

Leave to cool, then drain, but keep the juice.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Dijonnaise pear cake

Assembling the cake

Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Butter a loaf tin, then pour in half the moelleux batter.

Stage 7 - 4 min.
Dijonnaise pear cake
Carefully arrange the drained pears in a tightly-packed and even layer.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
Dijonnaise pear cake
Pour the remaining moelleux batter on top.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Dijonnaise pear cake
Stand the tin(s) on a baking sheet, cut a split along the top of each cake if possible...

Stage 10 - 40 min.
Dijonnaise pear cake
...and bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

Stage 11
Dijonnaise pear cake
Turn out while still hot and leave to cool on a wire rack.
The quantity of crème de cassis is only a guide. You will need enough to just about cover the pears.
And to drink?
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
620 Kcal or 2,596 Kj20 gr281 gr54 gr
31 %8 %27 %8 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
47 Kcal or 197 Kj2 gr21 gr4 gr
2 %1 %2 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Egg, Gluten
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This recipe uses (among others)
"Moelleux" cake batter"Moelleux" cake batter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Little cakes with a chocolate and hazelnut centre, Leopard cake, ... All
Blackcurrant liqueurBlackcurrant liqueur: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pears in red wine with blackcurrant , Blackcurrant sorbet for Edith, ... All
Vanilla sugarVanilla sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cramique, Yvetot Douillons, Frozen Nougat, Plain cake, Strawberries with mint and cream, ... All
PearsPears: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Pear verbena tarts, Pear and chocolate tart with a hint of mint, Caramelized pear custard tart, Creamy plum and pear clafoutis, Sautéed pears with custard and orange syrup , ... All
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