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Pear-Vanilla Heart

with Coconut Meringue Topping
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Pear-Vanilla Heart

Pear-Vanilla Heart - Sweet surprise for coffee guests - or for your favorite Valentine

Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
35 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 10 min.
Ready in
Calories:
209
calories
Calories
0
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Ingredients

for
12
pieces
4
1 pinch
2 tablespoons
4 tablespoons
1
2
ripe but firm Pears (about 350 grams)
3 ounces
2 ounces
4 ounces
6 tablespoons
8 ounces
2 teaspoons
Fat (for greasing the pan)
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Preparation

Kitchen utensils

2 large Bowls, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Small bowl, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Rubber spatula, 1 Pastry brush, 1 large non-stick Baking dish (heart-shaped, or 26 cm diameter round pan), 1 Wooden skewer, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Wire rack, 1 Kitchen scale

Preparation steps

1.
Pear-Vanilla Heart preparation step 1

Separate 2 eggs. Beat egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff with a hand mixer.

2.
Pear-Vanilla Heart preparation step 2

Mix in powdered sugar and shredded coconut, then refrigerate meringue.

3.
Pear-Vanilla Heart preparation step 3

Split vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds.

4.
Pear-Vanilla Heart preparation step 4

Peel pears, quarter, core and finely dice.

5.
Pear-Vanilla Heart preparation step 5

Beat butter and sugar in another bowl until fluffy with hand mixer.

6.
Pear-Vanilla Heart preparation step 6

Beat remaining eggs and egg yolks one at a time into butter mixture, then beat in yogurt, milk and vanilla seeds.

7.
Pear-Vanilla Heart preparation step 7

Whisk flour and baking powder in a bowl, then sift over butter mixture and mix briefly to combine.

8.
Pear-Vanilla Heart preparation step 8

Fold pear into the batter with a rubber spatula.

9.
Pear-Vanilla Heart preparation step 9

Grease a large non-stick baking pan (either heart-shaped or round, about 26 cm diameter) (approximately 10 inches in diameter). Spread batter evenly in pan and bake in preheated oven at 180°C (fan 160°C, gas: mark 2-3) (approximately 350°F) for about 25-30 minutes.

10.
Pear-Vanilla Heart preparation step 10

Test by inserting a wooden skewer in the center of the cake; it should come out clean. If not, continue baking a few more minutes. 

11.
Pear-Vanilla Heart preparation step 11

Remove the cake from the pan and spread coconut meringue on top with the back of a spoon. Return cake to oven and bake until the meringue browns slightly, 8-12 minutes more. Let cool on a wire rack before serving.

Health information

Exact nutritional values of this recipe  
Nutritions
1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie209 kcal(10 %)
Protein5 g(5 %)
Fat10 g(9 %)
Carbohydrates23 g(15 %)
Sugar added7 g(28 %)
Roughage2.5 g(8 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.7 μg(4 %)
Vitamin E0.8 mg(7 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin1.5 mg(13 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate21 μg(7 %)
Pantothenic acid0.5 mg(8 %)
Biotin6 μg(13 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.5 μg(17 %)
Vitamin C1 mg(1 %)
Potassium138 mg(3 %)
Calcium45 mg(5 %)
Magnesium19 mg(6 %)
Iron1.1 mg(7 %)
Iodine4 μg(2 %)
Zinc0.8 mg(10 %)
Saturated fatty acids5.8 g
Uric acid14 mg
Cholesterol97 mg
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