Pear Cake from Tray

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 6 people
Calories 643 kcal


  • 9 Pc. Medium fresh pears
  • 4 cl Pear brandy
  • 1 packet Vanilla sugar
  • 150 ml Water
  • 200 g Butter
  • 150 g Sugar
  • 1 Pck, Vanilla sugar
  • 4 Pc. Eggs
  • 500 g Flour 405
  • 1 Pck, Baking powder
  • 0,125 l Water
  • 1 something Powdered sugar


  • These pears are from a local orchard near my apartment. The fruit belongs to the community and you are allowed to pick as much of it as you like. See pictures. Unfortunately, hardly anyone takes advantage of this. The trees (cherries / plums, pears, apples, mirabelle plums) are overflowing. People prefer to buy their fruit in the supermarket.
  • Peel the pears, cut into halves and remove the core. Then the pears (they weren't quite ripe yet) approx. Let simmer for 10 minutes until soft. I flavored the water a little with pear brandy.
  • Mix the butter, sugar, vanilla sugar and eggs into a creamy mixture. Gradually stir in the flour.
  • Distribute the dough evenly on a baking sheet.
  • Spread the pear halves on top and press lightly. Drizzle each half of the pear with three drops of pear brandy.
  • Bake in the oven at 180 degrees on the middle rack for about 35-40 minutes. If you like, you can sprinkle the cake with powdered sugar after it has cooled down.


Serving: 100gCalories: 643kcalCarbohydrates: 4.5gProtein: 0.5gFat: 66.6g
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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