Pear and Pecan Slice Recipe

pear and pecan slice recipe


This is a beautiful, light cake. Best eaten slightly warm with some cream or custard, but still yummy when cold.

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC fan oven/200ºC/gas 6. Grease and line a 20 x 30 cm baking tray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well in between.
  4. Add the almond essence, almonds, flour, baking powder and water and gently fold in.
  5. Spread out evenly in the baking tray. Press the pears and the pecans into the top of the mixture and sprinkle the sugar over the top.
  6. Place in the oven for 35 minutes, the cake should be gently browned and the pears tender. Leave to cool before cutting into slices.
  7. Serve with either custard or double cream.



  • 150g butter, measure using the packet
  • 3/4 mug/160g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond essence
  • 2/3 mug/75g ground almonds
  • 1 mug/170g self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoon cold water
  • 2 medium pears, unpeeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 mug/60g pecans
  • 1/4 mug sugar
  • custard or double cream to serve





prep time

15 Minutes

cook time

35 Minutes



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