Recipe: Gail Simmons’ Pear Tart (Cake)

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (1 stick) softened, unsalted butter, plus more for greasing pan
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg (this is my addition)
  • + 4 more ingredients
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 pound pears (Concorde or Anjou), (I used 1 ½ pounds pears)
    • Juice of ½ lemon, divided (I used a Meyer lemon)
    • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

1. Butter a 9-inch springform pan. (Dorothy’s tip: use the wrapper from the stick of butter. Clever, no?) 2. With an electric mixer, cream ½ cup butter and 1 cup sugar on medium until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time, then baking powder, salt, vanilla, and nutmeg (if...

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