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    Upside-Down Pear Walnut Cake

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    45 mins

    15 mins

    30 mins

    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    This is so good.... a moist cake with sliced pears, skillet-baked in a brown sugar sauce, inverted onto a platter for serving, this is a winner.

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    1. 1
      Set oven to 375 degrees.
    2. 2
      Prepare a 9-inch cast-iron skillet.
    3. 3
      In a bowl, combine together the flour and the next 7 ingredients (flour through cloves).
    4. 4
      In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, eggs, 1/4 cup butter and molasses; add to the flour mixture, stirring until smooth.
    5. 5
      In a cast-iron skillet, melt 2 tbsp butter.
    6. 6
      Stir in 1/3 cup brown sugar; cook over medium heat 1 minute.
    7. 7
      Remove from heat; sprinkle with walnuts.
    8. 8
      Place the pear slices in the bottom of the skillet.
    9. 9
      Pour the batter over the pears; bake for 30 minutes, or until the cake tests done.
    10. 10
      Cool in the pan for 10 minutes on a wire rack; invert the cake onto a serving plate.
    11. 11
      Serve warm, or at room temperature.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 05, 2005


      This tasted like a gingerbread with pears to me. We liked it, but I don't know that I would make it again.

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    • on January 26, 2005


      So quick, so easy and Oh so tasty! It lasted only 24 hours. Thanks for a great treat.

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    • on June 10, 2004


      I remember this cake oh so well because I was pretty worried how this would turn out when I'd first made it{you know, inverting the pears was sort of scary - this is about the time when I was quite new at baking}. I used honey as a substitute for the molasses. This was one heck of a good cake! Thank you for bringing back happy memories:)

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    Nutritional Facts for Upside-Down Pear Walnut Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (1148 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 298.7
    Calories from Fat 113
    Total Fat 12.6 g
    Saturated Fat 6.2 g
    Cholesterol 76.3 mg
    Sodium 302.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 43.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    Sugars 26.3 g
    Protein 4.5 g

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