Pear Walnut Upside-Down Cake

Kathryn Brown


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  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 tsp
  • 3
    bosc pears, ripe yet firm
  • CAKE

  • 1 c
    walnuts, toasted
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3 large
  • 1 c
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1/4 c
    vegetable oil

How to Make Pear Walnut Upside-Down Cake


  1. Heat oven to 300 degress. Grease 9" round cake pan and line bottom with parchment paper.
  2. Topping: Pour melted butter over bottom of pan and swirl to evenly coat.
  3. Combine sugar and cornstarch and sprinkle evenly over melted butter.
  4. Peel, halve and core pears. Cut pear halves into 4 wedges each. Arrange pears in circular pattern and around cake pan with tapered ends pointing inward. Place two small wedges in center.
  5. Cake: Pulse walnuts, flour, baking powder and baking soda in food processor until walnuts are finely ground, 8 to 10 pulses. Transfer walnut mixture to bowl.
  6. Process eggs and sugar until very pale yellow. With processor running, add melted butter and oil in steady stream until incorporated.
  7. Add walnut mixture and pulse to combine.
  8. Pour batter evenly over pears.
  9. Bake 40 minutes, rotate pan, bake additional 30 minutes.
  10. Let cool in pan 15 minutes. Remove from pan and cool.
  11. Enjoy!

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About Pear Walnut Upside-Down Cake

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

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