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peaches & pears upside-down gingerbread

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a recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

This is my own version of another recipe I recently posted. I had a box of gingerbread mix in the pantry and I also had one can of peaches and one can of pears. So I whipped this up and it is awesome, even if it is cheating a little bit!

★★★★★ 1
serves 8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For peaches & pears upside-down gingerbread

  • 1 box
    gingerbread mix (plus ingredients listed on the box)
  • 1 can
    (15 oz.) peach halves in syrup
  • 1 can
    (15 oz.) pear slices
  • 3/4 stick
  • 2 c
    brown sugar
  • whipped cream or topping

How To Make peaches & pears upside-down gingerbread

  • 1
    Melt the butter in the microwave and pour it into a 9" square baking pan. Pour brown sugar over the melted butter to absorb the butter and pat it down into an even layer.
  • 2
    Drain the peaches and pears and lay the peach halves cut side up on top of the brown sugar. Arrange the pear slices in between peach halves.
  • 3
    Follow the directions on the gingerbread mix to make the batter, and pour the batter over the peaches and pears.
  • 4
    Follow the directions on the box for oven temperature and length of time to bake. Check for doneness by sticking a knife halfway into the center. If it comes back with batter on it, return the cake to the oven for another 5 or 10 minutes and then test it again.
  • 5
    When the knife comes out clean, remove the cake and let it cool for a few minutes.
  • Peaches & Pears Upside-Down Gingerbread
    To serve, cut a square out of the pan, and spoon the juices from the bottom of the pan over the cake. Top with whipped cream. Best served hot from the oven.