Caramelized Pear Upside Down Cake Recipe

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Caramelized Pear Upside Down Cake

Kathy Granstrom

By
@WiGal

A new favorite for us! The cornmeal gives it a bit of gritty texture which I love. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream if you wish.


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Rating:

Serves:

6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

55 Min

Method:

Convection Oven

Ingredients

CARAMEL:

4 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
1/2 c
brown sugar
1/4 tsp
cinnamon
1 dash(es)
nutmeg

CAKE

1-2
pears, unpeeled thinly sliced
6 Tbsp
unsalted butter, very soft
1 c
granulated sugar
2
eggs, room temperature
1 tsp
vanilla
1 c
flour
3 Tbsp
cornmeal
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 c
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. I use convection setting. Lightly spray 9" round cake pan.
2
For caramel sauce, combine butter, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in small saucepan. Heat to boiling, stir constantly. Remove from heat as soon as boil is reached.
3
Scrape caramel mixture into prepared pan. Arrange pear slices over caramel.
4
For cake batter, beat butter and sugar about 1 minute. Add eggs and vanilla, beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle in dry ingredients and beat about 10 seconds. Pour in milk and beat until evenly moistened, about 1 minute. Pour over pears.
5
Carefully lift pan and bang pan on counter twice to release air bubbles.
6
Bake 45 minutes. Check with knife. When done run knife around edges to loosen. Place plate over and flip onto plate.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American