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Paradise and Pennant Candied Fruit

Pear Ginger Upside Down Cake

Pear Ginger Upside Down Cake, made with juicy sweet sliced pears and crystallized ginger, is super delicious. This simple upside-down cake makes a small square of cake, perfect to serve an entire family with each getting a hefty piece. You can also top this cake with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and sprinkle with hazelnuts, pecans or walnuts for a perfect finish.


Ingredients :

  • 2 ripe pears
  • 1 cup butter, softened and divided
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped hazelnuts
  • 3 tablespoons Paradise Crystallized Ginger, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup boiling water

Directions :

Peel pears and cut each into 8 slices, set aside.

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