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Pear Upside-Down Cake

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16 servings

Move over, pineapple—pears are having a moment. This pound cake-like confection featuring pumpkin spice and cranberries is poised to steal the spotlight.

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Cut pears lengthwise in half; remove cores, then cut pears lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange on bottom of 13x9-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray. Combine sugar and spice; sprinkle over pears. Top with cranberries.
  • Beat next 5 ingredients with mixer until blended; pour over ingredients in pan.
  • Bake 35 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and cake begins to pull away from sides of pan. Cool 10 min. Run knife around edges of pan to loosen cake. Place large platter over cake; invert cake onto platter. Gently remove pan. Cool cake slightly. Serve topped with COOL WHIP.

Special Extra

Stir additional 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice into COOL WHIP before serving over cake.


If you don't have a large platter, invert cake onto baking sheet instead.

Make Ahead

Cake can be made ahead of time. Serve at room temperature. Refrigerate leftovers.


  • 16 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings
Calories 260
% Daily Value
Total fat 7g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 310mg
Carbohydrate 47g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 35g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 6 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • sagemoonlight |

    This was my Dad's all time favorite he sends me little signs when he wants some so I make it and take him a piece and we enjoy it together in spirit.

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  • Gabby8402 |

    made this last year for thanksgiving. i loved it think i will make it again this year.