Almond-Pear Coffee Cake
1/2 c Unsifted flour
1/2 c Finely chopped almonds
1/4 c Packed brown sugar
1/4 ts Ground nutmeg
1/3 c Mayonnaise
1/4 ts Almond extract
1 17oz Pound Cake Mix
1/3 c Milk
2 lg Eggs
2 lb Pears; cored - peeled and
Grease 13x9x2 inch baking pan. In medium bowl stir together first 4
ingredients. Stir in mayonnaise and extract until mixture resembles coarse
crumbs; set aside. In large bowl with mixer at low speed beat cake mix,
milk and eggs just until blended. Increase speed to medium; beat 2 minutes.
Spread in prepared pan. Arrange pears in one layer on top of batter;
sprinkle with mayonnaise mixture. Bake in 325 degree oven 50 to 60 minutes
or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool slightly in
pan. Serve warm.
Great with sliced peaches too.
From 'That Amazing Ingredient: Mayonnaise!' Cookbook Best Foods / Hellmans
From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at www.synapse.com/~gemini