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Gingerbread Pear Upside-Down Skillet Cake

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This festive dessert turns classic molasses gingerbread into a skillet upside-down cake with pears simmered in brown sugar and butter. A perfect recipe for your next holiday gathering!
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Founded in 1896, the family owned company produces the largest selection of American made cast iron cookware.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
12
Serves 12
4
Firm  D'anjou Pears , sliced, cored
or Any Firm Cooking Pear
1/4 cup
1/2 cup
Brown Sugar
1 cup
Water
3/4 cup
Molasses
1/2 cup
Canola Oil
or Vegetable Oil (1/2 Cup)
1 Tbsp
Fresh Ginger , grated
1 tsp
Lemons , zested
2 1/2 cups
1/2 Tbsp
Baking Soda
1/2 tsp
Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp
Ground Cloves
1/4 tsp

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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
339
FAT
13.7 g
PROTEIN
2.9 g
CARBS
52.9 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Step 2
Melt Butter (4 tablespoon) in a 12-inch cast iron skillet on the stovetop over medium-low heat. When butter has fully melted, turn skillet to coat the sides up to the rim. Sprinkle Brown Sugar (1/2 cup) over the surface and wait 3-4 minutes, until sugar has partially melted.
Step 3
Arrange D'anjou Pear (4) on top in a pattern of your choice. Turn heat to low.
Step 4
In a medium bowl, combine Molasses (3/4 cup) and Water (1 cup) that has been brought to a boil, stirring until well blended. Add Canola Oil (1/2 cup), Fresh Ginger (1 tablespoon), and Lemon (1 teaspoon).
Step 5
In a separate bowl, combine All-Purpose Flour (2 1/2 cup), Baking Soda (1 1/2 teaspoon), Ground Cinnamon (1/2 teaspoon),Ground Cloves (1/2 teaspoon) and Salt (1/4 teaspoon) and mix well. Working in two batches, mix dry ingredients into the molasses mixture. Stir until fully combined, then slowly pour the batter over the arranged pears in the cast iron skillet, taking care not to disrupt the pattern.
Step 6
Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, or until a tester in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
Step 7
Let the cake sit for 5 minutes, then run a knife around the edge of the skillet to loosen.
Step 8
Place a large plate or serving board over the skillet and using potholders, carefully invert the cake onto the plate. Serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
339
% Daily Value*
Fat
13.7 g
18%
Saturated Fat
3.3 g
16%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
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Cholesterol
10.8 mg
4%
Carbohydrates
52.9 g
19%
Fiber
2.9 g
10%
Sugars
30.9 g
--
Protein
2.9 g
6%
Sodium
216.8 mg
9%
Vitamin D
--
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Calcium
59.4 mg
5%
Iron
2.1 mg
12%
Potassium
341.9 mg
7%
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