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Upside-Down Pear Gingerbread

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.

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40 Min
40 Min


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


mint leaf (optional)
raspberries (optional)

How to Make Upside-Down Pear Gingerbread


  • 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.

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About Upside-Down Pear Gingerbread

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

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