What to do with all those Pears? Make Sunken Pear Cake
It is a funny thing when you start to think about how recipes change and evolve. My grandmother almost never followed a recipe, yet her Christmas cake never failed her…mine is a different story. Kuchen is the German word for cake, and this recipe for Sunken Pear Cake is David’s slight adjustment from the traditional apple version that you find in Germany (Versunkener Apfelkuchen). Please read the original post about experimenting with ingredients and recipe changes.
By mid-August in Provence, you begin to see the early harvest pears, apples and plums. There is still some stone fruit to be found, but indeed, the apricot season is well over by this period so why not make a dessert with pears?