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Pear Upside-Down Cake
Pear Upside-Down Cake

Pear Upside-Down Cake

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Cook Minutes 55 Min
Prep : 20 Min Cook: 35 Min
Move over, pineapple—pears are having a moment. Turn a packaged cake mix into a pound cake-like confection featuring pumpkin spice and cranberries (and pears, of course!). Our Pear Upside-Down Cake is a must-try recipe!
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16 Servings
Original recipe yields 16 Servings
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3 fresh pears (1 lb./450 g), peeled
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
1 pkg. (4-serving size) Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding
4 eggs
1-1/4 cups water
1/4 cup oil
2 cups thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping
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Step 1
Heat oven to 350ºF.
Step 2
Cut pears lengthwise in half; remove cores. Cut pear halves lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices; arrange on bottom of 13x9-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray. Mix sugar and spice; sprinkle over pears. Top with berries.
Step 3
Beat next 5 ingredients with mixer until blended; pour over berries.
Step 4
Bake 35 min. or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean and cake begins to pull away from sides of pan. Cool 10 min. Run knife around edges of pan to loosen cake. Place large platter over cake; invert cake onto platter. Gently remove pan. Cool cake slightly. Serve topped with Cool Whip.
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Special Extra
Stir additional 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice into Cool Whip before serving over cake.
If you don't have a large platter, you can invert the cake onto a baking sheet instead.
Make Ahead
Cake can be baked ahead of time. Cool completely, then refrigerate up to 24 hours. Remove from refrigerator about 1 hour before serving.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 11 g
Saturated fat 3 g
15 %
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium 320 mg
13 %
Carbohydrate 52 g
Fibre 2 g
Sugars 36 g
Protein 3 g
Vitamin A
2 %
Vitamin C
2 %
6 %
6 %
16 servings, 1 piece (103 g) each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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