First I had to hunt down pomegranate molasses. I heard a rumor that maybe a store in another small town had it. This was the store whose credit card system was hacked, causing 80% of their customers to have fraudulent charges. Yeah, I didn't shop there. I got it on Amazon instead.
I dawdled and procrastinated while the first batch of pears went bad. The second batch of pears took forever to ripen. I still don't think they felt ripe, but they were getting bad spots so they must have been.
I didn't have a 10" round cake pan 2" high. Really? Who does? I couldn't find one at the grocery store, either. I suppose I could have ordered it on line too, but then this cake would never get made.
Instead I used my springform pan which was 9.5" wide. It oozed a little but otherwise was OK. It didn't overflow like this horrible ordeal.
I'm not a food stylist, but I think it looks pretty close. Their cake is half a pear short!
It was delicious, too.