When good things happen to bad fruit
Ok so describing it as bad fruit is a little harsh so lets just say fruit that’s on the way out.
I’ve been trying to incorporate more fruit into my days and with all my good intentions I probably bought more fruit than I was going to eat. Now it has gone a bit too soft for my liking so there is just one thing to do; bake!
Apples and pears are my fruit of choice this week and I immediately think of my Apple Sponge recipe in which I would use either apples or pears or both in the recipe, but I wanted to try something different. I started researching recipes using apples or pears and wow is there a lot of versions of apple cake, pear tarts, apple sponge and so on. When I look at recipes I’m a bit lazy and if there is something in there that I don’t have in my pantry, I tend to move on. I was also looking at different types of recipes; paleo, gluten free, low sugar etc but whatever way you look at it, you can always substitute or reduce quantities to fit with your requirements and taste.
As usual, I made some slight variations to the recipe. I used a little less butter and sugar and added a touch of cinnamon. Also, I misread the recipe and combined the first two steps but there was no going back! I was hoping to get a really nice caramelised pear but I obviously didn’t leave them in long enough at the first stage in fear of burning the butter and sugar, but you learn for next time.
I have to say these Upside down pear and almond cakes were delicious and didn’t last long in the house! It’s pretty clear I’m not going to master a career with petit fours. I was hoping mine were going to look a little prettier but they tasted great and there were no complaints from the lovetomtom household. This recipe is definitely a keeper.