This is a favorite dessert in our house with guests (and also with the hosts!). It’s a great way to use up those last few pears that are at their perfect ripeness.
1 or 2 ripe pears, peeled and cored, and thinly sliced
About ½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
A few thin pats of butter (about 1 TBSP or more)
1 cup sugar
½ cup butter, melted
1 cup flour
2 tsps baking powder
¼ tsp salt
Butter the bottom and sides of a glass pie dish. Line the bottom of the dish with brown sugar, then lay down a few pats of thinly sliced butter.
On top of that, lay the pear slices in a circular pattern.
In a mixing bowl, mix the eggs and sugar together, then add the melted butter. Mix thoroughly, then add the baking powder, flour, and salt, and mix. Put this cake batter on top of the pears, then bake at 350 for about 30 minutes. I usually bake this on a cookie sheet just in case the cake runs over a bit.
Let the cake cook slightly, then flip upside down on to a serving tray. It’s easier to flip the cake when it’s a bit warm rather than at room temperature. Enjoy! (It’s made with pears, so it’s healthy, right?!)