William-Sonoma Warm Pear Cake With Walnut Caramel Topping Recipe

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William-Sonoma Warm Pear Cake With Walnut Caramel Topping
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  1. Position a rack in the middle of an oven and preheat to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread the walnuts on a baking sheet and place in the oven until lightly toasted and fragrant, about 7 - 10 minutes. Watch them closely, they burn easily!
  3. Let cool and chop coarsely; set aside.
  4. Leave the oven set at 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 9-inch springform pan with 2-inch sides.
  5. Flour mixture: In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt.
  6. In a large bowl, using any electric mixer set on medium speed, beat together 3/4 cup of the brown sugar, the 5 tablespoons melted butter,eggs and nectar until blended.
  7. Stir in the flour mixture just until combined and then the pear cubes.
  8. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.
  9. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes.
  10. Transfer pan to a rack.
  11. While this cools:.
  12. In a medium-sized, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the toasted walnuts, the remaining 1/4 cup of brown sugar, the 1/4 cup butter and the milk.
  13. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, until the mixture is reduced to a thick sauce consistency, about 3 minutes.
  14. Pour the hot mixture over the hot cake in the pan. Let stand for 3 minutes.
  15. Slowly, Release the pan sides and place the cake on a plate. Cut into wedges and serve warm.
  16. FROM : Cakes, Cupcakes and Cheesecakes by Williams-Sonoma.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 528.55 Kcal (2213 kJ)
Calories from fat 283.03 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31.45g 48%
Cholesterol 107.83mg 36%
Sodium 240.41mg 10%
Potassium 214.74mg 5%
Total Carbs 56.03g 19%
Sugars 35.93g 144%
Dietary Fiber 2.32g 9%
Protein 9.55g 19%
Vitamin C 3.2mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 7%
Iron 2.4mg 13%
Calcium 66.7mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 405.94 Kcal (1700 kJ)
Calories from fat 217.38 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.15g 48%
Cholesterol 82.81mg 36%
Sodium 184.64mg 10%
Potassium 164.93mg 5%
Total Carbs 43.03g 19%
Sugars 27.6g 144%
Dietary Fiber 1.78g 9%
Protein 7.34g 19%
Vitamin C 2.5mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 7%
Iron 1.8mg 13%
Calcium 51.3mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 12.7
  • 15

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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