Pear Bundt Cake Recipe With Bourbon Glaze

Try this Pear Bundt Cake Recipe With Bourbon Glaze and wow your holiday guests. I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving so much this year and can’t wait to get the family together. How about you? Are you traveling or hosting at home? Either way, this is the place for last minute inspiration. Today I’m joining the festivities with the “We Gather Together Thanksgiving Blog Hop”, hosted by my friend Amber of Follow The Yellow Brick Home.

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Pear Bundt Cake Recipe With Bourbon Glaze garnished with olive leaves.

 

My favorite part of a holiday meal is lingering at the table while enjoying a dessert or two. The rush and excitement of getting everything ready is over. The turkey dinner has been devoured  and then it’s time to relax over a slice of cake or pie.

I love a pretty dessert buffet with pie and cake options. Pear bundt cake is an easy dessert to transport and keeps well for several days.

 

Side view of bundt cake sliced.

 

The secret to this pear bundt cake recipe is in the very first step. Mixing the chopped pears with sugar and pecans in order to release the juices of the pears makes this a deliciously moist cake. Of course it has just a little kick with the bourbon glaze, sealing in all that delicious flavor.

 

Pear Bundt Cake Recipe With Bourbon Glaze by the slice.

 

Pear Bundt Cake Recipe With Bourbon Glaze

  • 4 cups pears peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups sugar granulated
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 3 cups flour all-purpose
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt Kosher
  • 2 eggs large
  • 1 cup oil vegetable or canola
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Combine chopped pears, sugar and pecan pieces in a large bowl and let sit for 1 hour. Stir often to let the juice of the pears release. This is an important step in achieving a moist cake.
  2. Pre-heat oven 350º F. Grease and flour bundt pan or use baking spray.
  3. Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, baking soda and salt in a bowl then add to pear mixture.
  4. Add oil and vanilla to beaten eggs, then stir into the pear and flour mixture.
  5. Pour cake batter into a prepared bundt pan.
  6. Bake at 350º F for about 1 hour.
  7. Let cake cool for about 5 minutes, then invert onto a cooling cake rack.

Bourbon Glaze

  • 1 cup sugar granulated
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  1. Combine sugar, water and bourbon in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool for about 10 minutes.
  2. Place wire rack with cake, on top of a sheet pan and spoon bourbon glaze over top of cake. (For fast clean-up, line sheet pan with parchment paper.)
  3. Reserve left over glaze to drizzle over cake when serving.

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Pear Bundt Cake Recipe With Bourbon Glaze running down the side.

 

Looking for more easy recipes, visit these posts Apple Crisp Recipe and  Mini Gingerbread Cake Recipe. The mini size cakes are popular with little kids and bigs kids too.

 

Rich and moist bundt cake on a white cake stand garnished with leaves.

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Pear Bundt Cake Recipe With Bourbon Glaze

 

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Print Recipe
PEAR BUNDT CAKE RECIPE WITH BOURBON GLAZE
A perfect holiday dessert that will have your guest requesting a second slice of this moist delicious cake.
Pear Bundt Cake Recipe With Bourbon Glaze garnished with olive leaves.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 90 Minutes
Cook Time 1 Hour
Servings
Bundt Cake
Ingredients
  • 4 cups pears peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups sugar granulated
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 3 cups flour all-purpose
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt Kosher
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup oil vegetable or canola
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Course Dessert
Prep Time 90 Minutes
Cook Time 1 Hour
Servings
Bundt Cake
Ingredients
  • 4 cups pears peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups sugar granulated
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 3 cups flour all-purpose
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt Kosher
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup oil vegetable or canola
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pear Bundt Cake Recipe With Bourbon Glaze garnished with olive leaves.
Instructions
  1. Combine chopped pears, sugar and pecan pieces in a large bowl and let sit for 1 hour. Stir often to let the juice of the pears release. This is an important step in achieving a moist cake.
  2. Pre-heat oven 350º F. Grease and flour bundt pan or use baking spray.
  3. Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, baking soda and salt in a bowl then add to pear mixture.
  4. Add oil and vanilla to beaten eggs, then stir into the pear and flour mixture. 
  5. Pour cake batter into a prepared bundt pan.
  6. Bake at 350º F for about 1 hour.
  7. Let cake cool for about 5 minutes, then invert onto a cooling cake rack.
Recipe Notes

BOURBON GLAZE

  • 1 cup sugar granulated
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup bourbon

Combine sugar, water and bourbon in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool for about 10 minutes. Place wire rack with cake, on top of a sheet pan and spoon bourbon glaze over top of cake. (For fast clean up line sheet pan with parchment paper.) Reserve left over glaze to drizzle over cake when serving.

 

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42 thoughts on “Pear Bundt Cake Recipe With Bourbon Glaze

  1. CoCo says:

    This pear bundt cake looks amazing, Michelle! There is a pear tree at the edge of our pecan grove that has been loaded with fruit so I’m super excited to try this recipe. I can only imagine how good it will be with coffee in the afternoon too. I hope you and your family have a fantastic time celebrating. Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving, CoCo

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Lucky you, to have your own pear tree! I buy pears at the store almost every week and never get tired of them. Happy Thanksgiving CoCo!

      • Cecilia says:

        Michelle, I really enjoy including some nontraditional desserts in my Thanksgiving menu. Your pear bundt cake looks so tasty! Happy almost Thanksgiving! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

        • Michelle Meyer says:

          I’m big on pumpkin pie but to please the rest of the family, I like to have several options. Happy Thanksgiving Cecilia!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thank you Lora. This is the first time in several years that I made this cake, and I’m kicking myself for not making it sooner. LOL

  2. Janet R Lorusso says:

    You had me at bourbon glaze LOL! I have a whole wardrobe of different shaped bundt pans that have been gifted to me over the years, and not nearly enough recipes that work in them – this one just vaulted to the top of the list! It sound delicious! Thanks for sharing, Michelle…well my hips may not thank you, but my taste buds certainly do!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thanks Janet, bundt cakes always seem so fool proof to me but I probably need to up my game with more exciting bundt pans. LOL

  3. Julie Briones says:

    I love bundt cakes… and this pear version looks and sounds amazing! As always, love working with you, my sweet friend! It would be great to have all these bloggers link up at TTA, wouldn’t it? 😉 Pinned!

  4. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Oh my, this cake looks most delicious! I can’t wait to make it. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I wish I had a piece this morning!

  5. Rita C. says:

    Oh, yum, Michelle! I pinned this! We will guests at my sister-in-law’s for Thanksgiving, and I am not a fan pf pecan pie, but pecans in a cake or bread? Yes, please. And those little mini gingerbread cakes look awesome too. They’d be good for takeaways for guests! Happy to be in your company on this hop, and hope your Thanksgiving is full of good food, fun and family!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thank you Rita! I’m the same way about pecan pie, but love pecans in everything else. Go figure LOL. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Debbee says:

    Wow Michelle, this bundt cake looks and sounds delicious! My husband is crazy about pears, especially during the holiday season when I incorporate them into drinks, appetizers, salads, and desserts. Thanks for the recipe as I think I’ll have to surprise him during the Christmas holidays. PInned!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      I know what you mean, my husband can’t get enough pears during the holidays. Thank you so much for your sweet comments and for pinning! Hugs!

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