I have made this a number of times and with or without the nuts it is great! I usually leave out the lemon rind.
Pear Cake with Pine Nuts
deedee97 Posted: 10/07/11
DoctorT Posted: 06/06/12
We have made this a few times and it is actually excellent on the BBQ! It was too hot to preheat oven etc so once our lamb was done, I divided the batter and pears between 3x 1/2lb takeaway foil containers and we put them on our charcoal BBQ (direct heat). It only took 10 mins, they were done to perfection and now hubby is keen to get the BBQ out just so we can have "BBQ Pear Cake". It's excellent and even less effort than cooking in the oven. A gem! Doing this again tomorrow for guests.
jdkelley Posted: 03/04/13
Absolutely loved it! Great combination of flavors. The pine nuts are an elegant addition. Because it is not a double layer cake, the portions are reasonable. Not too sweet.
Vicuska Posted: 04/06/14
Nice! I loved the pine nuts on the top. The texture was excellent, the sweetness was just right to my taste. We really enjoyed this cake.
rstarrlemaitre Posted: 09/19/13
The pear and pine nuts are a surprising and nice combination. Also quite lovely lemon flavor from the rind. A great coffee cake.