Pear Kuchen with Ginger Topping

Serves: 12
Total Calories: 215


1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons margarine or butter, softened
1 egg
2 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 teaspoons bread machine or quick active dry yeast
Ginger Topping(below)
3 cups sliced fresh pears
1/2 cup whipped cream (heavy)
1 egg yolk
Ginger Topping:
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons margarine or butter, softened
1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger
1 teaspoon \ ground cinnamon


Measure carefully, placing all ingredients except Ginger Topping, pears, whipping cream and egg yolk in bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer.

Select Dough/Manual cycle. Do not use delay cycles.

Remove dough from pan, using lightly floured hands. Cover and let rest 10 minutes on lightly floured surface. Prepare Ginger Topping.

Grease rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. Press dough evenly in bottom of pan. Arrange pears on dough. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the topping sprinkle remaining topping over pears. Cover and let rise in warm place 30 to 45 minutes or until double. (Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.)

Heat oven to 375°. Bake 20 minutes. Mix whipping cream and egg yolk pour over hot kuchen. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with reserved 2 tablespoons topping. Serve warm.

For Ginger Topping:
Mix all ingredients.

1 serving: 230 calories (70 calories from fat) 8g fat (3g saturated) 45mg cholesterol 260mg sodium 38g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber) 3g protein.

Pears are flavorful and juicy when at their seasonal peak. If pears are not in season, you can make this kuchen with canned pears. You will need 3 cups of well-drained, canned sliced pears.

Try This
When peaches are in season, make this custard-based kuchen with sliced fresh peaches. To peel the peaches easily, drop them into boiling water for just a minute, and then remove them with a large slotted spoon. Immediately place them in iced water to stop the cooking. The peels will slip right off.

From "Betty Crocker's Best Bread Machine Cookbook, The Goodness of Homemade Bread the Easy Way." Text Copyright 1999 General Mills, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 12
Total Calories: 215
Calories from Fat: 73

This Pear Kuchen with Ginger Topping recipe is from the Betty Crocker's Best Bread Machine Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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