Recipe: Pear Upside-Down Cake with Honey Ginger Sauce

Recipe: Pear Upside-Down Cake with Honey Ginger Sauce

I love the month of November! My parents are foodies too, and we spend all year clipping recipes to compare and try when they come in for Thanksgiving. Not only is Thanksgiving a blissful food-fest, we have no fewer than four November birthdays in our extended family! Plenty of opportunity to bake, bake, bake. When you want a dessert that shows well, tastes great and is surprisingly easy to make (shhh!), try this Pear Upside Down Cake served with warm honey-ginger sauce. Made with organic pears, applesauce and honey, this cake lends itself well to gluten and grain free adaptations!Pear cake made with applesauce and drizzled with warm honey-ginger glaze. Make it gluten or grain free!

The secret to this pear upside down cake is in the honey glaze that the pears are simmered in.  You just slice your pears…

Pear cake made with applesauce and drizzled with warm honey-ginger glaze. Make it gluten or grain free!

…and simmer them in a mixture of honey, raw butter, and fresh lemon juice.  Then, arrange the cooked pears nicely in the bottom of your pan like this:

Pear cake made with applesauce and drizzled with warm honey-ginger glaze. Make it gluten or grain free!

And mix up your cake batter. The recipe calls for only 1 cup of flour, so it’s easy to use a gluten or grain free mixture instead of wheat flour.

Pear cake made with applesauce and drizzled with warm honey-ginger glaze. Make it gluten or grain free!

Just dump the batter over the pears, and pop it in the oven.  While it bakes, add butter, honey and fresh ginger to the pan the pears were simmering in and let it thicken into a sauce.  Invert the cooked cake, and serve with a generous portion of warm, tangy sauce. Easy! But pretty enough, they’ll think you slaved in the kitchen for hours.

What’s your favorite Fall dessert?

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Hi! I'm Erica Hale and I write about family, faith and food on my blog, These Three Remain. I am thankful (yes, thankful!) for my gluten intolerance, which was the catalyst that led my family of five into a lifestyle of healthy eating and a love of real food. When I'm not busy homeschooling or playing in the kitchen, I enjoy gardening, music, photography, and hiking with my husband. Learn more.

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