Upside-Down Pear Gingerbread

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

The glistening cake gets its rich taste from applesauce and spices instead of butter - Vegetarian Times.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Brush 10-inch cast iron skillet or 8x8-inch glass baking dish with butter.
  3. To make gingerbread: Whisk flours, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Beat egg, sugar and molasses with mixer for 3 minutes. add applesauce and oil, and beat until blended. Fold in flour mixture and yogurt.
  4. To make pear topping: Press brown sugar over bottom of prepared skillet. Sprinkle with nuts. Arrange pear slices in circles over nuts. Pour batter over pears.
  5. Bake 35 - 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Loosen edges with knife. Invert cake onto platter.
Most Helpful

5 5

I do love the smell & taste of gingerbread, & when combined in your recipe with the pears, it's absolutely wonderful, & although I have it added to my holiday cookbook, I plan on making this several times throughout the year! A definite keeper of a recipe! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed in Healthy Choices ABC recipe tag]

5 5

Easy to prepare and looks and tastes great! Wouldn't change a thing!

5 5

delicious and pretty! I used pecans instead of walnuts, greek yogurt, and served with vanilla ice cream