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  • 1/2 cups - butter, melted
  • 1/2 cups - coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cups - packed brown sugar
  • 3 - large pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cups - butter, softened
  • 1/3 cups - sugar
  • 1 - egg
  • 1/3 cups - molasses
  • 1 1/3 cups - all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoons - ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoons - ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoons - salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons - baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons - baking soda
  • 1/2 cups - warm water
  • - Ice cream, optional
  • Directions:

    Pour melted butter into a 9-in. square baking pan; sprinkle with nuts and brown sugar. Arrange pears over nuts.

    In a large bowl, cream softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with water, beating well after each addition.

    Spread batter over pears. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve warm with ice cream if desired.

    Brief Description

    The flavors of fresh, sweet pears and gingerbread blend beautifully in this intriguing variation on pineapple upside-down cake. Leftovers taste great with coffee or tea the next day.

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    Category:  Cakes

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 25 min
    Cook Time: 35 min


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    September 21, 2013

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