Pear and Port Bundt Cake

Pear and Port Bundt Cake adds a subtle flavor from Port wine that pairs perfectly with fresh pears in this simply finished cake.
Pear and Port Bundt Cake

Pear and Port Bundt Cake


By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

For November, the #BundtBakers group is doing pear bundt cakes. When I thought of pears, I instantly thought of pears poached in ruby port,  and felt it would be a nice take for a bundt cake. The port works well in the cake- you can taste the wine but it is not overly boozy. Just a mild pear and port flavor with a hint of spice. I finished it with a simple dusting of powdered sugar. I think this is the perfect accompaniment for ice cream. Nice and simple- cake with a scoop.  I hope you enjoy and have a lovely Thanksgiving week! Until next time-

Pear and Port Bundt Cake

Pear and Port Bundt Cake

  • Servings: 10-12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Pear and Port Bundt Cake

  • 1/2  cup soft butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup pear puree (pear sauce)(see recipe below)
  • 1/2 cup ruby port wine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4  cup pear juice or pear cider
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2  teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 10-12 drops red food coloring (optional)
  • powdered sugar to dust cake with


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray a 10-cup bundt pan with Baker’s Joy or liberally grease and flour pan, shaking out excess.
  3. Cream butter and sugar in an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time to the mixer and let incorporate before adding another.
  5. Add pear puree, port wine, vanilla, and cider/juice, mixing well. If you don’t want to make the puree you can probably use jars of pear puree baby food.
  6. Sift together the spices,  flour, baking powder and salt. Add a little bit at a time with the mixer running, blending to form a smooth batter. Add food color if you like. I thought it brightened the color of the batter.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted and removed without wet batter remaining.
  8. Cool in pan for 15 minutes, then turn  out to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  9. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

Pear sauce:

  1. Combine 4 cups peeled, cored, chopped ripe bosc pears with one cup pear cider or pear juice; simmer until soft then puree or mash. Then continue cooking until as thick as applesauce. Yield: 2 cups.

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9 responses

  1. I am getting a bottle of port for Thanksgiving, so I’ll have plenty to try out this recipe. I love the idea of pears and port together. Great idea!

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