I will admit, when I saw the recipe for this Pear and Walnut Upside Down Gingerbread cake I was a little hesitant on what it would taste like. But my curiosity got the best of me and I had to try it.
It’s pretty much a gingerbread cake with pear, walnuts, brown sugar and butter melted down to a gooey, sticky topping on the gingerbread. Not a bit surprising as it came out of the Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey cookbook. I bought this years ago and never made anything out of it. I was cleaning out the storage area of the garage and found it.
This recipe is very easy to make, it’s just basically a gingerbread with gooey topping.
You just grease an 8 inch cake pan, cream together the brown sugar and butter, and pat into the cake pan. Add the pears and walnuts.
Then make the gingerbread and pour on top of pear mixture.
The result is a delicious home made gingerbread with a delicious topping. The pears have such a delicate flavor, they compliment the gingerbread nicely.
The only thing I may do different is instead of dicing the pears, slice them and arrange in a pretty pattern.
There is nothing better than gingerbread made from scratch. Welcome Fall!