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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Easy Autumn Pear Cake

I posted this recipe last year, and I'm reposting it for Fall Festival over at Life as Mom. This recipe comes from Kraft. It's called Easy Autumn Pear Cake, and as the recipe name implies it's easy to make and a perfect recipe for fall. It's always great to find recipes like this. It's sweet, but not too sweet, which makes it perfect for all occasions and for just about any group. Try it out for some light snacking at home, or serve it up at your family's potluck dinner this Thanksgiving.

Recipe for Easy Autumn Pear Cake

Ingredients:
1 egg
1/2 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened 1 pkg.
yellow cake mix
7 Tbsp. butter, melted, divided
1 can (15 oz.) pear halves, drained, sliced into 1/2-inch slices
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Lemon Flavor Gelatin
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped PLANTERS Walnuts

Directions:
PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Beat egg, sour cream, cream cheese and cake mix in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed just until cake mix is moistened, scraping side of bowl often. Blend in 1/4 cup of the butter. Beat on medium speed 2 min. (batter will be thick).

SPREAD batter into lightly greased 13x9-inch baking pan. Arrange pear slices evenly on batter, pressing lightly into batter. Sprinkle evenly with dry gelatin mix and cinnamon. Drizzle evenly with remaining 3 Tbsp. butter; sprinkle with walnuts.

BAKE 40 to 45 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm or at room temperature. Cut into 24 pieces. Cover and refrigerate leftover cake.

-Jerri

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