the weather yesterday was rainy, cold dark and dank....
you know, typical michigan weather when winter is near....
i hate winter.
so what is a girl to do?
hmmmm. i know what would make me feel better.
how about this....
upside-down pear gingerbread.
i had a few pears left in the fridge that were getting old fast. i haven't made something like this before
and to be honest, i just thought about cutting the pears up into cubes and
just mixing them into the batter.
it was really easy to do this though
and i love the way it looked.
warm spicy syrupy pear sauce on the top
and moist gingery cake on the bottom....
come to mama.....
now, my husband despises gingerbread. and pears.
my son won't eat it either. but his friend jake came over last night and
had a nice healthy slice.
at least someone appreciates my baking so half of what was left went home with him.
(well, i couldn't just leave it lying around for me to eat, could i??)
anyway, here is the recipe, modified from epicurious.com. you are supposed to make this in a 12 inch iron skillet but i don't have one of those. i used a 9 inch cake pan and had a little bit of batter and a half of a pear left over. i diced the pear and added it to the batter and used a mini loaf pan. i had to adjust the baking time of the loaf to about 38 minutes. just keep checking...