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Spiced Pear Upside-Down Cake

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12 servings, 1 slice each

There's only one thing to do when life gives you sweet, juicy pears. Make this spiced upside-down cake!

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  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Line bottom of 9-inch round cake pan with parchment paper; spray with cooking spray. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly on bottom of pan. Arrange pear slices evenly over sugar; set aside.
  • Mix flour, baking soda and 1/2 tsp. of the cloves; set aside. Beat butter and granulated sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Add flour mixture, alternately in thirds with sour cream, beating well after each addition. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake 1 hour 10 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 20 min. Invert onto cake stand or platter. Serve warm or cool. Cut into 12 slices. Top with whipped topping and sprinkle with the remaining cloves.

Special Equipment Needed

Size Wise

You'll know it is a special occasion when the aroma from this special treat fills the house.

How to Soften Butter

Place unwrapped butter on microwaveable plate. Microwave on HIGH 10 to 15 sec. or until slightly softened.


Substitute ground cinnamon and an apple for the ground cloves and pear.

Food Facts

Cloves can be purchased ground or whole. Use an electric grinder or small food processor to grind whole cloves, since their hard texture make them difficult to grind. Store in an airtight container out of direct light. Do not use whole cloves in this recipe.


  • 12 servings, 1 slice each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings, 1 slice each
Calories 310
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 95mg
Carbohydrate 47g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 33g
Protein 4g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 8 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 2 %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.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Okay, I've found a new Fall Favorite! Okay, I've found a new Fall Favorite! One bit of this and you'll be transported to Thanksgiving! I made a few adjustments (pantry shortage) : I had only 1 cup all-purp flour, so I used 1/2 cup wheat flour. Also, I used 2 pears and one apple (I love the combination). I think that less than that (or 3 of just one) wouldn't have been enough fruit. I made this with my daughter and got so wrapped up in cooking with her that I forgot to add the spices! I did, however, mix just a touch of brown sugar, ground cloves, and cinnamon into the cool whip and topped each slice with that. It was great! I will make this for all the winter holidays! It's very dense, almost like a pound cake, so I think it would be nice for breakfast also. :)
Date published: 2009-03-29
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