Pear-Ginger Upside Down Cake

Pear-Ginger Upside Down Cake

Prep Time15 mins Cook Time35 mins Makes 12 Yield_measureservings

Baking’s not a competition, but sometimes we like to flip expectations on their head. And this recipe is no exception.

Ingredients List

  1. 3 pears, peeled and sliced
  2. 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) lemon juice
  3. 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) PLUS 1/2 cup (125 mL) Becel® salted margarine sticks or unsalted margarine sticks, divided
  4. 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) PLUS 1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar, divided
  5. 1/4 cup (50 mL) slivered almonds, toasted
  6. 2 eggs, beaten
  7. 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) grated lemon peel
  8. 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour
  9. 1 tsp. (5 mL) baking powder
  10. 1/4 tsp. (1 mL) salt
  11. 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) 2% milk
  12. 1/4 cup (50 mL) finely chopped candied ginger

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Toss pears with lemon juice; drain, reserving juice.

2. Grease 9-in. (23 cm) springform pan with 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) Becel® sticks, then sprinkle with 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) sugar and almonds. Arrange pears in circle in bottom of springform pan; set aside.

3. Beat remaining 1/2 cup (125 mL) Becel® sticks with remaining (125 mL) sugar in large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, lemon peel and reserved juice; set aside. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in another bowl. Stir 1/2 of the flour mixture into the batter, mixing well. Stir in milk, then remaining flour mixture. Fold in candied ginger. Spoon batter evenly over pears.

4. Bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Remove to wire rack and let stand 5 minutes. Invert serving plate over pan and turn out cake. Serve at room temperature and, if desired, with caramel sauce.

Nutritional Information

Calories

220 (1 serving)

Total Fat

11g (1 serving)

Saturated Fat

3g (1 serving)

Polyunsaturated Fat

3g (1 serving)

Monounsaturated Fat

5g (1 serving)

Cholesterol

30mg (1 serving)

Sodium

170mg (1 serving)

Total Carbs

28g (1 serving)

Dietary Fiber

2g (1 serving)

Sugars

16g (1 serving)

Protein

3g (1 serving)

Calcium

34mg (1 serving)

Iron

1mg (1 serving)

Potassium

131mg (1 serving)

Omega-3

0.5g (1 serving)

Omega-6

2g (1 serving)

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