Recipes for pear cakes in 7 delicious variations

How about trying a pear pie?

Pear is a very accessible raw material for us and at the same time it can be used to create perfect recipes.

And if you have a harvest in the garden, take advantage of it and start baking.

Inverted Pear Pie

Is it possible to have a pear cake in a vegan version? That’s not a problem either. Try this luxurious recipe. And why is he even called a convert? So check it out and find out!


  • 2 pears
  • 3 tablespoons of maple syrup

Liquid Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup of soy, almond or coconut (for non-vegans ordinary cow’s) milk
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup oil

Dry ingredients:

  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • ¾ cup semi-coarse (spelt) flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon


  • Line a cake tin with a diameter of about 23 cm with baking paper.
  • Peel the pears and cut them into thin slices.
  • Then arrange them as desired (perhaps in a circle) on the bottom of the cake tin. Keep some pear pieces aside for puree (we need ¼ cup)
  • Pour maple syrup over the pears decorated in this way or sprinkle with sugar.
  • Prepare the puree from the rest of the pears.
  • Put them in a blender along with 1-2 teaspoons of water and blend to a smooth puree.
  • Measure out ¼ cup and add to all liquid ingredients, mix.
  • Mix the dry ingredients (except flour).
  • Then add together 1 and ¼ cups of flour to them and mix.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the liquid and, if necessary, carefully sprinkle in the rest of the flour so that the dough is not too thick.
  • Pour the finished dough over the pears and bake.
  • Bake at 180°C for 35-40 minutes.
upside down pear pie

So now you know why it’s upside down? Yes! By laying out the pears first and then covering them with the batter. Classically, we do it the other way around.

Healthy pear pie with cottage cheese

This pear cake with cottage cheese is literally a gourmet piece. Pears are prepared in white wine.


  • 150 g plain flour
  • 50 g ground almonds
  • 65 g of sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 130 g of butter

For the filling:

  • 700 ml of dry white wine
  • 1 whole cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • ⅛ teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 225 g of sugar
  • 5 pears
  • 8 slices of gelatin
  • 500 g of cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 100 ml whipping cream


  • Prepare the batter by mixing all the dry ingredients together.
  • Add the eggs, mix and add the cubed softened butter.
  • Mix everything thoroughly, make a bun, wrap it in cling film and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Pour wine into a pot, add sugar, spices and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Let it bubble for about 10 minutes.
  • Then add the peeled, halved, pitted pears to the pot.
  • Let it cook for another 5 minutes, then remove from the burner.
  • Let the gelatin slices swell in cold water.
  • Roll out the chilled dough according to the size of the cake pan so that it slightly extends beyond its upper edges.
  • Pierce the dough with a fork, put baking paper on it and pour beans or other legumes on it to load it.
  • Bake at 180°C for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the filling.
  • Remove the pears from the juice, cut half of them into cubes and puree half of them.
  • Mix cottage cheese, sugar and lemon juice.
  • Take 2 spoonfuls of this mixture and heat it slowly in a saucepan, add squeezed slices of gelatin to the warm mixture and let it dissolve.
  • Add this mixture to the rest of the curd and mix thoroughly.
  • Divide the filling into 2 halves. Add pear puree to one half and layer on the baked body.
  • Mix the second part of the filling with pear cubes and whipped cream.
  • Place the filling on the first layer.
  • Leave to cool in the fridge for 3 hours and you can serve.
Cheesecake with pears

Tip: Do you like pastries with cottage cheese ? Get inspired and start baking.

Mug Pear Pie

Are your pears lying fallow? Can’t think of what to make of them? How about trying this fragrant pear cake? This recipe is absolutely simple and quick thanks to the fact that nothing needs to be weighed. A classic mug is enough.


For the dough:

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup semi-coarse flour
  • 1 small teaspoon of salt
  • ⅔ cup cooled vegetable fat (Hera)
  • ½ cup ice water

For the filling:

  • ½ cup of sugar
  • ¼ cup plain flour
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 8 pears
  • 1 tablespoon of butter

For the milk glaze:

  • 1 tablespoon of milk
  • 1 spoon of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of butter


  • Mix the flour and salt in a bowl, then add the cubed fat and mix it best with a fork.
  • The dough should not be mixed for too long, it should retain a crumb-like structure.
  • Then add the ice water and mix the dough to combine.
  • Finally, divide it into 2 halves. Make a pancake from each half, wrap them in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Peel the pears, remove the cores and cut into roughly 1 cm slices.
  • In a bowl, mix flour, sugar, cinnamon, cloves and add pears.
  • Mix everything thoroughly.
  • On a floured rolling pin, roll out the cooled dough to a diameter of about 30 cm.
  • Use a round French cake pan with a diameter of about 25 cm.
  • Place one dough on the bottom of the baking sheet so that it reaches the top edge.
  • Place the pear filling on top of the dough and top with diced butter.
  • Roll the second dough into a 25 cm flat cake, place it on top of the solder and join the edges together.
  • Decoratively pierce the top with a knife and prepare the glaze.
  • Mix the necessary ingredients in a glaze bowl and apply it to the surface of the solder.
  • Bake at 175°C for about 50 minutes, checking regularly.
pear pie made from shortcrust pastry

Tip: Try our fruit bubbles in many ways . Maybe you’ll discover something delicious.

Crisp pear cake with almonds

The combination of pears and almonds doesn’t sound bad at all, does it? Are you wondering what to bake with your coffee? So why not try this great dessert? We also have a video recipe for you, baking can be that much easier.


  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup of butter
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • ⅓ cup plain flour
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1 and ½ cups almond flakes
  • 3 pears
  • 1-2 teaspoons of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or paste
  • 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder


  • Beat the sugar and butter until fluffy.
  • Add vanilla extract or paste, stir.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beat.
  • Sprinkle flour mixed with baking powder, ground almonds and half of the almond flakes and mix.
  • Finally add the milk and mix.
  • Pour the batter into a greased and floured cake tin with a diameter of about 20 cm.
  • Place the peeled and halved pears on top of the dough and press them down slightly so that they still peek out above the surface of the dough.
  • Bake at 180°C for 25 minutes.
  • Then take the cake out of the oven, sprinkle with the remaining almond flakes and vanilla sugar and bake for another 10 minutes.
pear cake with almonds

Video recipe here:

Pear and Almond Cake - Easy and Delicious

A simple pear cake on a baking sheet

Don’t have a cake pan? Does not matter. Bake this simple sheet cake. It’s a classic that won’t disappoint, and maybe even surprises beyond measure.


  • 3 eggs
  • 300 g plain flour
  • 300 g semi-coarse flour
  • 300 g of sugar
  • 100 g of butter
  • 150 ml of milk
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla sugar

For the filling:

  • 5-7 pears


  • Beat the eggs together with the sugar into a white foam.
  • Add melted butter mixed with milk.
  • Sprinkle all the dry ingredients, mix thoroughly and pour the dough onto a 20×30 cm baking tray lined with baking paper or greased with butter.
  • Peel and slice the pears and place on top of the dough.
  • Bake at 200°C for about 25-30 minutes.
Pear cake from the tin

Serve the cake with your favorite drink, such as coffee. You can prepare it in one of the Sencor coffee machines from our review .

Pear cake with crumble

Crumb cakes are well known and popular with us. If you’re craving a crunchy and buttery crumb, don’t wait too long. Have you tried the pear version yet?


  • 125 g softened and cubed butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 and ½ spoons of ground almonds
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 2 pears

On a small scale:

  • ½ cup plain flour
  • 1 and ½ spoons of cane sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 60 g of softened and cubed butter


  • Mix the butter, sugar and vanilla extract into a smooth, white foam.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly.
  • Add flour, baking powder, ground almonds and mix thoroughly.
  • Add the peeled and sliced pears, add the milk and mix.
  • Prepare the crumb by mixing flour, sugar and baking powder.
  • Add cubed softened butter and mix by hand.
  • Pour the dough onto a greased and floured baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle breadcrumbs on top of the dough.
  • Bake at 160°C for 40 minutes.
  • Keep an eye on the cake, sometimes it is ready earlier.
pie with pears and crumb

Tip: Do you like crumb cakes? Try some of our crumb cakes in different variations .

French pear cake with almonds

You must be familiar with French cakes and pies. If you love sweet treats, try this pear cake. We also have instructions for Crème Fraîche for you. And if you don’t feel like it, a little ice cream or whipped cream will do.


  • ½ cup softened butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 and ⅓ cup flour – smooth and semi-coarse (50:50)
  • 1 and ¼ teaspoons of baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup of sour cream

For the filling:

  • 3 pears

For sprinkling:

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • almond slices (who wants)


  • Peel or leave the skin on the pears, cut vertically in half, remove the core.
  • Then cut the pear halves into vertical slices about 0.5 cm thick.
  • For baking, it is ideal to choose a cake tin with a size of approximately 25 cm.
  • Grease the mold with butter and sprinkle with flour.
  • On the bottom of the mold, arrange the pear slices in a fan around the edges of the bottom.
  • Leave the product free.
  • Prepare the dough. In a large bowl, combine the butter and 1 cup sugar and beat until smooth, white (takes about 5 minutes).
  • Add the eggs one at a time, whisking in between.
  • Add vanilla, mix.
  • In another bowl, mix the flour with baking powder and salt.
  • Gradually mix the flour mixture into the butter dough alternately with the sour cream.
  • Pour the finished dough over the pears and spread.
  • Don’t be alarmed if the batter is not enough, normally it will barely cover the pears.
  • Sprinkle with ¼ cup sugar and flaked almonds.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes at 175°C.
  • Leave to cool after baking.
  • It tastes best warm with crème fraîche.

Tip: Fancy something salty? French savory quiche cakes are also very famous. Try baking them!

Crème Fraîche recipe


  • 1 cup of whipping cream min. 35%
  • 2 tablespoons of well-mixed buttermilk


  • Mix these 2 ingredients thoroughly and pour into a mason jar, cover the top with an airy cloth and secure with a rubber band or string.
  • Leave it like this at room temperature for 12-24 hours.
  • The consistency should be creamy, not thick.

If you have a bountiful crop of pears and you don’t know what to do with them, feel free to experiment and see how to make a delicious healthy pear smoothie or apple cakes , where you can easily replace an apple with a pear.

Apples and pears make a wonderful match.

Milan & Ondra

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