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Upside-Down Pear Gingerbread

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Annacia *

By
@Annacia

A lovely holiday gingerbread that looks every bit as good as it tastes. The recipe and photo were sent to me by a friend some years ago, we enjoyed it a lot.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
8
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 lb
pears
2 Tbsp
fresh ginger, peeled, grated, divided
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
cooking spray
2 Tbsp
sugar
1/2 c
brown sugar
1/4 c
butter, softened
1
large egg
1/2 c
low-fat buttermilk
1/4 c
molasses
1 c
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
dry mustard (optional)
1/4 tsp
clove
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
1 tsp
powdered sugar

GARNISH

mint leaf (optional)
raspberries (optional)

Step-By-Step

1Heat oven to 350 F Peel, core, and slice pears lengthwise into 1/4" slices.
2Combine 1 Tbls ginger, lemon juice, and pear slices.
3Coat a 9" x 2" round cake pan with cooking spray; sprinkle with granulated sugar.
4Arrange pears in bottom of pan in a circular pattern.
5Combine brown sugar and butter in a large mixer bowl; beat at medium speed until well blended.
6Beat in egg and add buttermilk, molasses, and 1 Tbls ginger; beat until well blended.
7Combine flour and remaining ingredients EXCEPT powdered sugar.
8Add flour mixture to batter; stir until well blended then
pour over pears.
9Bake 40 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center.
10Cool in pan 20 minutes on wire rack.
11Sprinkle a serving plate with powdered sugar.
12Invert cake onto serving plate.
13When completely cool, garnish with mint leaves and raspberries.

About Upside-Down Pear Gingerbread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: UK/Ireland
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Soy Free