Pear dump cake might not sound good, but it is absolutely delicious. It requires just three simple ingredients, and it is incredibly easy to prepare. It is especially tasty, and the recipe is unique since most cakes of this type call for crushed canned pineapple or peaches. Try this very simple recipe for pear dump cake, and enjoy a tasty dessert that is thick, rich and sure to make a lasting impression. It is ideal for holidays, potluck dinners and anytime you want to enjoy a delicious and decadent dessert without spending a lot of time in the kitchen.
To make pear dump cake that will serve 8 to 12 people, you will need a 29 ounce can of pears in light syrup, 1 ½ sticks of butter and a white or yellow cake mix. I used a white cake mix, but the yellow variety tastes and looks just as good. You will also need a 9 by 13 inch baking pan and a little extra butter for greasing it. A bowl is not required, but you will need a cutting board and a knife to cut the pears into smaller pieces if they are not bite size chunks.
Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. While the oven is preheating, generously butter the baking pan to prevent the dump cake from sticking. Cut up the pears if necessary, and do not discard the juice. The dry ingredients will absorb every last drop.
Pour the fruit and juice into the pan, and evenly top it with the dry white or yellow mix. Cut the butter into small pieces, and evenly space the pieces on top. Bake it for approximately 45 minutes or until it is golden brown and bubbly. It might look a little moist in some areas, but the sweet sauce will thicken as it cools.
Serving Suggestions and More
Warm pear dump cake is a lot like cobbler. Consider serving each piece with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Lightly sprinkle the ice cream with freshly grated cinnamon for even more flavor. A dollop of whipped cream is also a delicious addition.
To make it look more appetizing, top each piece with a pear half. A couple of fresh sprigs of mint on the side will add color and visual appeal. The pear can be sprinkled with freshly grated cinnamon or topped with a little whipped cream. Curled white chocolate is also phenomenal on pear dump cake, but nothing extra is required. It tastes fantastic alone.
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