Glazed Pear Upside-Down CakeCuisinart Original Recipe
6 tablespoons butter, divided
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 large pears (8 oz. each), peeled, quartered and cored
1-1/8 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons molasses
Preheat oven to 350°F. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a 9" round cake pan in the oven. Remove from oven and sprinkle evenly with brown sugar. Set aside.
Insert the 4mm slicing disc in a Cuisinart® food processor. Stand pear quarters upright in large feed tube and slice using light pressure.
Arrange slices in baking pan, fanning them in a circle. Fill in the center.
Combine flour and next 7 ingredients (baking powder through allspice) in a small bowl; reserve.
Wipe work bowl dry and insert the metal blade. Process remaining butter (4 tablespoons) and sugar until smooth, about 25 - 30 seconds. Scrape bowl. Add egg, buttermilk, vanilla extract and molasses; process 30 seconds to combine.
Scrape work bowl and add dry ingredients. Pulse just until incorporated, about 5 times.
Spread batter evenly over pears. Bake until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack. Unmold onto plate and serve warm.
ServingsMakes 8 servings
no nutrition information available
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