Spiced Pear Upside Down Cake

An impressive Autumn-spiced dessert that’s made from pantry basics.

Serves

12
Prep Time
10 min.
Cook Time
55 min.

An impressive Autumn-spiced dessert that’s made from pantry basics.

Ingredients

⅓ cup butter

⅔ cup packed light brown sugar

1½ tsps. cinnamon

½ tsp. nutmeg

⅛ tsp. ground cloves

2 can (15oz.each) Del Monte® Lite Sliced Pears

1 pkg. (15.25oz.) yellow cake mix

½ cup vegetable oil

3 eggs

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Melt butter in a deep 10-inch ovenproof skillet over medium heat; stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Remove from heat.
  2. Drain pears, reserving 1 cup of pear syrup. Arrange pear slices on the bottom of the skillet.
  3. Combine cake mix, oil, eggs and reserved pear syrup (instead of water) in a large bowl and mix according to package directions. Carefully pour batter over pears. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Place on cooling rack for 5 minutes. Loosen cake from pan edges and invert onto a large flat dinner plate or round platter.

NOTES:

-May use 1 can (15 oz.) Del Monte® Sliced Pears in 100% Juice or 1 can (15.25 oz.) Sliced Pears in Heavy Syrup instead of Lite Sliced Pears.

 

-May use a chocolate cake mix instead of yellow cake mix.

Related One Hour Plus