Kentucky Pound Cake With Gingered Compote

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4 firm medium pears, preferably Bosc or Red Bartlett, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1 cup bourbon

1 cup sugar

1 2-inch piece unpeeled ginger root, cut crosswise into thin slices

1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

24 tablespoons (3 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for greasing the pan if desired

3 1/2 cups flour, plus more for the pan

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 cup whole milk

1/4 cup bourbon

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon ground mace or cardamom

3 1/4 cups light brown sugar

5 large eggs, at room temperature

1/3 cup sugar

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