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!
The secret to this pear upside down cake is in the honey glaze that the pears are simmered in. You just slice your pears 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:
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.
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.
Serve the upside down cake with the sauce drizzled on top.
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What’s your favorite comforting dessert?
Photography by Jennifer Leung Johnson