ArrowDownFill 1arrow-small-lineFill 1Cooking Light - EasyCooking Light - FastCooking Light - So GoodCooking Light - How-ToCooking Light - Staff FaveCooking Light Badge - Wow!GroupClose IconEmailEmpty Star IconLike Cooking Light on FacebookFull Star IconShapePage 1 Copy 3Page 1 Copy 2Grid IconHalf Star IconFollow Cooking Light on InstagramList IconMenu IconPrintSearch IconSpeech BubbleFollow Cooking Light on SnapchatFollow Cooking Light on TwitterWatch Cooking Light on YouTubeplay-iconWatch Cooking Light on Youtube

Fresh Pear Cake with Blue Cheese

Yield 9 servings
Pears have long been paired with savory dishes. Try this delicious pairing for dessert tongiht. Serve with a light ruby port from Portugal.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons stick margarine
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 2 cups thinly sliced peeled pear (about 3 medium)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 252
  • caloriesfromfat 24 %
  • fat 6.6 g
  • satfat 2.9 g
  • monofat 2.2 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 6.2 g
  • carbohydrate 42.6 g
  • fiber 1.5 g
  • cholesterol 10 mg
  • iron 1.3 mg
  • sodium 222 mg
  • calcium 147 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Combine 2/3 cup sugar, 1/2 cup blue cheese, and margarine in a bowl; beat at high speed of a mixer until smooth. Add milk, egg whites, and vanilla; beat well.

  3. Combine 1 1/3 cups flour and baking powder. Add to cheese mixture, stirring just until moistened. Spread batter into a 9-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Arrange pear slices in a single layer in 3 rows on top of batter, pressing pear slices gently into batter.

  4. Combine 1/4 cup flour and 3 tablespoons sugar in a bowl; cut in remaining cheese with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle over pears. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until browned. Serve warm.