Thursday, August 27, 2009


1 - 16 oz. can sliced pears in heavy syrup; drain and reserve all pear syrup
1 - 3/4 cup all propose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1- 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
1 teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray a non-stick cooking spray onto a 8 - inch cake pan.

Drain pears and reserve all the syrup. Pat pears dry with paper towels.

In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, mix well. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Pour 3/4 cup pear syrup into flour mixture and mix gently with wooden spoon just until blended. Don't over mix. Spoon batter into prepared cake pan. Arrange sliced pears over batter in a circular pattern. Brush with some of the reserved syrup. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in center comes out clean and cake is golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool 15 minutes. Brush with more reserved syrup. Invent cake onto a plate, remove from pan. Return to an upright position onto wire rack to continue cooling. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping.

Yields: one 8 - inch shortcake

Notes: Other can fruit can be substituted, like sliced peaches or pineapple rings.


  1. This looks so good... I would like mine with a cup of tea! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This looks easy enough to make! Yum! :)

    I hope you'll join me this Friday for another Favorite Ingredients Friday!

  3. Mhmmm this look great. There are far to few recipies with pears!

  4. I would love a piece of this for breakfast this morning. Yum!!! it looks so good.

  5. I haven't made shortcake in ages! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. This is my kind of recipe. And pears are one of my favorite fruits. I'll bet it smells wonderful when its baking.

    Happy Foodie Friday!

  7. Your recipe sound delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe.


  8. I really love pears and always appreciate another recipe where they can be used. This one sounds delicious and I'll bet the cinnamon gives it a fantastic aroma as it bakes. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

  9. I like this! A must try...

    e-Mom @ Susannah's Aprons

  10. Looks different, fun and fruity!

  11. Looks great! Thanks for linking to TMTT.

  12. Yum! Hope I can get my hands on some pears this year. My uncle has a tree...