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Pear Upside-Down Cake
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Pear Upside-Down Cake

55 Minutes
20 Min Prep
55 Min Cook
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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16 servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings
3 fresh pears (1 lb.), peeled
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
4 eggs
1-1/4 cups water
1/4 cup oil
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 350ºF.
2
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.
3
Beat next 5 ingredients with mixer until blended; pour over ingredients in pan.
4
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.
Kitchen Tips
Substitute
Use 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O SIMPLY GOOD Vanilla Bean Flavor Pudding.
Special Extra
Stir additional 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice into COOL WHIP before serving over cake.
Note
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.
Nutrition
Calories
260
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
9%
Saturated Fat 3g
15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 45mg
15%
Sodium 310mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates 47g
17%
Dietary Fibers 1g
4%
Sugars 35g
70%
Protein 3g
6%
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
6%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
16 servings
* 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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