Almond-pear coffee cake

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Unsifted flour
½ cup Finely chopped almonds
¼ cup Packed brown sugar
¼ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
⅓ cup Mayonnaise
¼ teaspoon Almond extract
1 each 17oz Pound Cake Mix
⅓ cup Milk
2 larges Eggs
2 pounds Pears; cored - peeled and thinly sliced

Grease 13x9x2 inch baking pan. In medium bowl stir together first 4 ingredients. Stir in mayonnaise and extract until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside. In large bowl with mixer at low speed beat cake mix, milk and eggs just until blended. Increase speed to medium; beat 2 minutes. Spread in prepared pan. Arrange pears in one layer on top of batter; sprinkle with mayonnaise mixture. Bake in 325 degree oven 50 to 60 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool slightly in pan. Serve warm.

Great with sliced peaches too.

From 'That Amazing Ingredient: Mayonnaise!' Cookbook Best Foods / Hellmans Mayonnaise (1979)

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