Upside-Down Pear Gingerbread

This gingerbread bar recipe combines pears and nutmeg for truly tasty Christmas treat.



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Ingredients
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    1/3  cup 
    packed brown sugar
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    2   tablespoons 
    butter
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    1   tablespoon 
    water
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    1   
    Anjou pear or 3 Seckel pears, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
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    2   cups 
    all-purpose flour
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    1   teaspoon 
    baking powder
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    1   teaspoon 
    ground ginger
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    ground nutmeg
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    baking soda
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    ground cloves
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    1/2  cup 
    butter, softened
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    1/3  cup 
    packed brown sugar
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    2   
    eggs
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    1/2  cup 
    molasses
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    3/4  cup 
    water
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    Sweetened whipped cream (optional)

Directions
1.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small saucepan, combine the 1/3 cup brown sugar, the 2 tablespoons butter, and the 1 tablespoon water. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to boiling. Pour mixture into a 9x9x2-inch baking pan, spreading to cover bottom. Arrange pear slices in a decorative pattern on top of brown sugar mixture; set aside. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg, baking soda, salt, and cloves; set aside.
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In a large bowl, beat the 1/2 cup butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1/3 cup brown sugar; beat until combined. Beat in eggs and molasses until combined.
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Alternately add flour mixture and the 3/4 cup water to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Pour batter evenly over pear slices in pan, being careful not to disturb pear.
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Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until center springs back when lightly touched. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Using a sharp knife or narrow metal spatula, loosen edges of cake from sides of baking pan. Carefully invert onto a serving platter. Serve warm. If desired, top each serving with sweetened whipped cream. Makes 9 servings.
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