Recipe

Pear and ginger slice

  • 20 mins preparation
  • 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 30
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Ingredients

Pear and ginger slice
  • 125 gram butter, cubed, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (220g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cup (300g) self-raising flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 3/4 cup (180g) sour cream
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • vanilla dusting sugar

Method

Pear and ginger slice
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Lightly grease and line base of a 22cm x 28cm lamington pan with baking paper.
  • 2
    Using an electric mixer, beat butter and brown sugar together until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in sifted flour and spices alternately with combined sour cream and milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  • 3
    Spoon into prepared pan, smoothing top. Arrange pear on top. Sprinkle with combined caster sugar and cinnamon.
  • 4
    Bake for 30 minutes, until a skewer insened comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with dusting sugar, slice and serve.

Notes

Make a double batch of this slice to cut and freeze for lunch boxes.