August 20, 2014

Easy, yet Elegant, Bavarian Pear Torte

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Easy, yet elegant Bavarian Pear Torte. This is one of my most requested recipes.

No other recipe have I been asked for more than this easy, yet elegant Bavarian Pear Torte. As a young bride, it was that special recipe that fooled others into assuming my culinary skills were much more advanced than they actually were. This is delicious served as a dessert or perfect for a breakfast or brunch. It’s been a staple at our Easter brunch for years.

This recipe originally came from a gifted Bed and Breakfast cookbook, but through the years, I have adapted this Pear torte recipe and used various fruits, with both fresh and canned variations working well.

If there’s something simple you want to whip up, yet wow your guests at the same time, this Bavarian Pear Torte is the perfect recipe to try.

This delicious Bavarian Pear Torte is a crowd pleaser every time.

I’ve made this so many times and have never gotten a picture of what a piece of this amazing torte looks like because as soon as it hits the table, it’s devoured. Imagine my delight when one of my readers, Tessa, sent me hers.  I love that she didn’t even peel it entirely and it was still a hit. As you can see, any shape pan works. Her presentation is beautiful!


Comments

  1. any idea whether well drained home canned pears would work? I have those in abundance, and this looks amazing.

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    Jen Reply:

    Yes, I used the can pears all the time when fresh pears are too expensive. In fact, I am pretty sure that the picture I have used canned pears. :)

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    sarah @ naturally domestic Reply:

    Oh wonderful, thank you! Can’t wait to try it!!!

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  2. I wonder if there is a way to make this gluten free, and with something I have on hand. It sounds yummy!

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  3. The pear recipe is missing a vital piece of information. How many pears and what size?

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    Jen Reply:

    It states four cups of sliced pears in the list of ingredients, so I didn’t really say exactly how many pears that will equal since size varies so much. You will love the recipe. It’s one of our favorites.

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  4. Jodi Hirschman says:

    This is a great recipe – just delicious! I only had one pear, so I made with with a mixture of apples and pears together. It came out wonderful. I can’t wait to try it with all pears!

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    Jen Reply:

    So glad you enjoyed it. It’s such a yummy one. :)

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  5. I made this yesterday. It’s wonderful! I used pecans (what I had on hand) and did not peel the pears, instead I sliced them thin and laid them in the circular pattern of the pan and it looked beautiful (I tried to include a photo, won’t let me) thanks for the recipe it’s a keeper.

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    Jen Reply:

    So glad to hear it turned out well. I would LOVE to see a photo and add it here. Can you email it to beautyandbedlam@gmail.com? Thanks :)

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