Spiced Pear Upside Down Cake

  • 3 each Bartlett Pears (peeled and sliced)
  • 3/4 cup Unsalted Butter (melted)
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Walnut Halves
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter (room temp)
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 each Large Egg
  • 1/3 cup Molasses
  • 1/2 tbsp Ginger (freshly grated)
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Water

Upper Canada Cheese Company's Nosey Goat and Micro Basil
Pour melted butter into the bottom of a 9" round or square baking dish. Sprinkle with toasted walnuts and brown sugar. On top of brown sugar and walnuts, layer sliced pears to all edges of the pan overlapping slightly.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the room temperature butter and sugar until light and fluffy. With beaters on medium speed, mix in egg, molasses, cinnamon and ginger.
Combine flour, baking powder/soda and salt. Add to batter mixture alternatively with water, being sure to mix in all ingredients well.
Spread over top of pears gently, ensuring not to disturb pear placement. Bake at 350F for 33 minutes or until a toothpick comes out try when picked. Let cool for 15 minutes and then flip on to a serving dish.

Mitchell Lamb
Executive Chef