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By Karin Calloway
Individual Almond Cakes with Caramelized Pears
If you’re a fan of the flavor of almond you’re going to love these luscious little almond cakes topped with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with luscious caramelized pears. In fact, for lovers of the combination of almond and pears, this could be considered the “perfect” dessert.
While I like to prepare individual cakes, you also can bake the batter in a standard pie plate or 10-inch tart pan and cut the cake into wedges for serving. This dense, buttery cake is good on its own, with a confection-like chewiness. It’s also delicious topped with peach sorbet and drizzled with raspberry sauce for a twist on the classic Peach Melba.
To serve, place a cake in the center of a dinner plate. Top with a scoop of ice cream and drizzle with some of the pears and syrup.
Makes 6 servings.