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Almond-Pear Coffee Cake

1/2 cup unsifted flour
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 each 17oz pound cake mix
1/3 cup milk
2 large eggs
2 lb pears; cored - peeled and thinl

Grease 13x9x2 inch baking pan. In medium bowl stir together first 4 ingredients. Stir in mayonnaise and extract until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside. In large bowl with mixer at low speed beat cake mix, milk and eggs just until blended.

Increase speed to medium; beat 2 minutes. Spread in prepared pan. Arrange pears in one layer on top of batter; sprinkle with mayonnaise mixture. Bake in 325 degree oven 50 to 60 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool slightly in pan. Serve warm.

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