Upside-Down Pear Gingerbread

Course : Cakes
Serves: 8
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2 tablespoons butter -- melted
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 medium pears -- peeled and sliced
1 large egg
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup butter -- melted
1/4 cup fancy molasses
1 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 dash nutmeg
1 dash cloves

Preparation / Directions:

1. Spread butter in 8 inch round cake pan; sprinkle with sugar. Arrange sliced pears, overlapping, in circle to cover pan. 2. Cake: In bowl, beat egg, sugar, buttermilk, butter and molasses. Stir together flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and cloves; stir into buttermilk mixture just until moistened. 3. Pour over pears. Bake at 375 F for 50-55 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Let cool on rack for 15 mintues; invert on platter.


Nutritional Information:

289 Calories (kcal); 10g Total Fat; (29% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 48g Carbohydrate; 47mg Cholesterol; 235mg Sodium

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