Finely chop pears to equal 1 1/2 cups. Cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until mixture is well blended. Combine flour, spices, salt and baking soda; add to mixture alternately with milk. Stir in chopped pears and nuts. Turn into greased (or spray with a non-stick product) 12x8x2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350? F for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Spread Broiled Maple Topping over warm cake. Broil 2 to 3 minutes (watching carefuly) or until bubbly. Broiled Maple Topping: Melt butter or margarine in small saucepan. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar, milk, maple flavored syrup, coconut, chopped nuts. Makes about 1 1/2 cups. Cupcakes For cupcakes, prepare same cake batter. Fill paper baking cups 2/3 full. Bake at 350? F for 30 minutes. Cool. Frost with Caramel Frosting. Top each with walnut or pecan half if desired. Makes 18 cupcakes. Caramel Frosting Melt 1/4 cup butter or margarine in small saucepan. Add 1/2 cup packed brown sugar and 2 tablespoons milk. Bring to boil; cook and stir 1 minute or until slightly thickened. Cool. Beat in 1 2/3 cups sifted powder, until of spreading consistency. Makes about 1 cup. Quantity: Makes 8 to 10 servings. Always be sure to use ripe pears. Per serving: 4091 Calories (kcal); 201g Total Fat; (43% calories from fat); 49g Protein; 539g Carbohydrate; 332mg Cholesterol; 2436mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 13 1/2 Grain(Starch); 2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 38 1/2 Fat; 21 1/2 Other Carbohydrates Recipe by: http://www.usapears.com/ Converted by MM_Buster v2.0n.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (1389g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 servings|
|Calories from Fat: 2029 (34%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 225.4g||301 %|
|Saturated Fat 81g||405 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 91.6g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 41.8g|
|Cholesterol 351.4mg||108 %|
|Sodium 1123.6mg||39 %|
|Potassium 1938mg||51 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 944.2g||278 %|
|Dietary Fiber 22.3g||89 %|
|Sugars, other 921.9g|
|Protein 47.9g||68 %|
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Calories per serving: 5888
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