Upside-Down Pear Walnut Cake

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READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 8 wedges
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

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