NW Bartlett Pear Lattice Coffeecake


1 large fresh Red or Yellow NW Bartlett Pear, cored and sliced 
1/2 cup sugar, divided 
2 tablespoons flour 
1 teaspoon grated orange peel 
4 cups buttermilk baking mix 
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom 
2 eggs 
3/4 cup milk


Toss pear with 2 tablespoons sugar, flour and orange peel. Combine baking mix, 6 tablespoons sugar and cardamom. Beat together eggs and milk; add to dry ingredients and stir until mixed. Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead gently a few times. Cut off 2/3 of dough; pat on bottom and 1 inch up sides of 8-inch spring-form pan. Arrange pear slices over dough. Roll remaining dough into ropes and arrange, lattice-fashion, on top of pear slices. Bake at 375° F. for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden.