Pear & Walnut Upside-Down Cake

Pear Walnut Upside-Down Cake Recipe
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This classic dessert, upside-down cake, has been updated for the season using pears and walnuts.
15 min
Prep Time
1:20
Total Time
8 servings

Ingredients

Topping

1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
1/2 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
2 medium
Bartlett or Anjou pears, thinly sliced
1/3 cup
chopped walnuts

Cake

1/2 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup
all-purpose flour
1/3 cup
milk
2
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons
baking powder
1 teaspoon
vanilla
1/2 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon
salt

Ice Cream

Vanilla or cinnamon ice cream, if desired

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. 
  2. Melt 1/4 cup butter in oven in 9-inch pie pan or 9-inch round baking pan. Stir in 1/2 cup brown sugar. Arrange pear slices over brown sugar in spoke-fashion, overlapping slices in center; sprinkle with walnuts. Set aside.
  3. Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/3 cup butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add all remaining cake ingredients; continue beating until well mixed. Gently spread batter on top of pears.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Run knife around inside of pie pan to loosen sides of cake. Invert cake onto serving platter. Remove pie pan. Cool completely. Serve with ice cream, if desired.

Recipe Tips

This cake, served upside-down, is even “created” upside-down! The topping is made first and put in the bottom of the pie pan. The cake is added next and baked until golden brown. The brown sugar-butter mixture caramelizes as it bakes giving the pears and nuts a delicate candy-like coating. After baking, the cake is inverted and served upside-down – or is it right-side up?

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
350
Cholesterol
90mg
Carbohydrates
43g
Protein
4g
Fat
18g
Sodium
290mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

this is better the second day then the first. it gets moister. The only thing I would do different next time is to peel the pears and to slice them real thin. Other then that it made a nice cake. Also thought about grating the pears instead Will make this again.

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