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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 359.9
  • Total Fat: 13.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 84.2 mg
  • Sodium: 90.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 58.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 3.7 g

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Honey-glazed upside down pear cake

Submitted by: TRAILBLAZING

Introduction

from the New York Times, a delicious variation on an upside-down cake. from the New York Times, a delicious variation on an upside-down cake.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1/4 cup chestnut or other intense honey
    4 small or 3 large Bosc pears, peeled, quartered lengthwise and cored
    3 sprigs fresh thyme (optional)
    1 cup sugar
    Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
    2 large eggs
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a 9-inch ovenproof skillet (not nonstick), simmer honey until it begins to reduce, caramelize and darken in color, 6 to 10 minutes. Do not let honey burn; if it starts to smell burned, turn off heat.
2. Arrange pears, close together and cut-side down, in a circular pattern in skillet, stem ends pointing toward center. Simmer over medium heat, turning them from one cut side to the other, until they begin to turn golden, about 10 minutes.
3. Flip pears over to their curved side and scatter with thyme sprigs if using. Transfer skillet to oven and roast, uncovered, until very tender, about 25 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together sugar and lemon zest. Whisk in eggs and vanilla. Fold in flour and salt; stir in 1/2 cup butter.
5. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cake cool for 30 minutes in pan. Run an offset spatula along edges of pan to loosen cake; carefully invert cake onto a serving platter. Serve warm or cooled.
Yield: 8 servings.
5. When pears are soft, remove skillet from oven, discard thyme sprigs and brush edges of pears with remaining 1 tablespoon melted butter. Pour batter on roasted pears.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TRAILBLAZING.





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