Scrumptious Saturday ~ Fall Fruit Recipes

Two great recipes using the two fall fruit staples: apples and pears

Applesauce Cake


• 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I use freshly ground whole wheat flour)
• 1 3/4 cups white sugar ( I use 1 cup honey instead)
• 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
• 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
• 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
• 1/2 cup butter
• 1/2 cup buttermilk
• 1 1/2 cups applesauce
• 2 eggs
• 3/4 cup chopped walnuts


1. Sift flour, white sugar, soda, salt, baking powder, and spices into a large mixing bowl. Mix in 1/2 cup butter or margarine, buttermilk, and applesauce. Beat for 2 minutes with an electric mixer on medium speed. Beat in eggs. Fold in 3/4 cup chopped nuts. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan.
2. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 minutes.

Pear Crisp

6 large pears (about 2-1/2 pounds) peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1/4 cup warm water
2 cups rolled oats
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups brown sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 1/2 sticks butter, melted


Combine pears, water and lemon juice in an 8 by 8-inch baking pan. In a bowl, combine oats, flour, sugar and cinnamon. Pour in the melted butter and stir to make a crumbly mixture. Spread the topping evenly over the fruit. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until the topping is crisp and browned.

Bake at 350 until top is brown and pears are cooked through.

1 comment:

Deb said...

I'm going to have to try to remember to try that cake, thanks for the recipe. :)