Combine sugar, eggs, and oil; beat well. Combine flour, soda, and salt; add to sugar mixture, 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in vanilla, cinnamon, and pears.
Spoon batter into a well-greased 10-inch Bundt pan or tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Remove from pan, and allow to cool; top with powdered sugar glaze.
Powdered sugar glaze: Combine ingredients, blending until smooth. Makes about 1 cup.
SOURCE: Southern Living Magazine, sometime in 1977. Typed for you by Nancy Coleman.