This sounds wonderful - and could I add raisins?

I just noticed that no one has commented on this recipe in a long time! Longer than I've been with my husband! haha - I was just wondering if I could add Bosc pears, I think I could? but also, would raisins be delicious, too? Is that overdoing it? I always over do it! haha thank you for any responses -

justine harlan
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cpc January 5, 2022
I think you could definitely add raisins to this. You could even soak them in the rum first before adding.
AntoniaJames November 12, 2021
Keep in mind, too, if using Bosc pears, that ripe pears invariably are considerably juicier than ripe apples, especially Honeycrisp or Fuji, which are what was used to test the recipe. Boscs would be my first choice for substituting, but i would put them in the fridge to keep them from getting too ripe before using them in this cake. ;o)
justine H. November 12, 2021
Ah, very good point. Thank you. Maybe I'll skip the pears this turn.
AntoniaJames November 12, 2021
I bet it would be delicious with dried cranberries - in fact, I'm going to try it! Stay tuned. ;o)
justine H. November 11, 2021
Ok! Thank you very much! (Yes, I understand, raisins are divisive) - I'm making this for a party this weekend and I've been obsessing about it a bit!
justine H. November 11, 2021
I take that back - someone reviewed this last year! also: re-reading my question, I realized that writing "haha!" looks a little insane! (haha?)
drbabs November 11, 2021
Yes, pears would be delicious, I think. I don’t love raisins, so wouldn’t add them myself, but let us know if you do. Enjoy!
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