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Gingerbread Pear Upside-Down Skillet Cake
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13 INGREDIENTS • 8 STEPS • 1HR

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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LodgeCastIron
Founded in 1896, our family-owned company produces the largest selection of American-made cast iron cookware.
http://www.lodgemfg.com
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!
1HR
Total Time
$0.64
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
12
us / metric
D'anjou Pear
4
Firm D'anjou Pears, sliced, cored
or Any Firm Cooking Pear
Butter
4 Tbsp
Brown Sugar
1/2 cup
Brown Sugar
Water
1 cup
Water
Molasses
3/4 cup
Canola Oil
1/2 cup
Canola Oil
or Vegetable Oil (1/2 Cup)
Fresh Ginger
1 Tbsp
Fresh Ginger, grated
Lemon
1/8
Lemon, zested
1 tsp zest per 12 servings
Baking Soda
2 tsp
Baking Soda
Ground Cinnamon
as needed
Ground Cinnamon
Ground Cloves
as needed
Ground Cloves
Salt
as needed
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
311
Fat
13.7 g
Protein
2.8 g
Carbs
45.0 g
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Founded in 1896, our family-owned company produces the largest selection of American-made cast iron cookware.
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step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
step 2
Melt Butter (4 Tbsp) 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 Pears (4) on top in a pattern of your choice. Turn heat to low.
step 3 Arrange D'anjou Pears (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 Tbsp) and zest from Lemon (1/8).
step 5
In a separate bowl, combine All-Purpose Flour (2 1/2 cups), Baking Soda (2 tsp), Ground Cinnamon (as needed),Ground Cloves (as needed) and Salt (as needed) 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 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!
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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Christmas
Shellfish-Free
Vegetarian
Dessert
Winter
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