Honey Pear Upside Down Cake

Honey Pear Upside Down Cake

YIELD: Makes 8 servings


For Topping:

1 - pear (Bartlett or Anjou), peeled and thinly sliced

1 T - all-purpose flour

2 tsp. - grated orange peel

1 tsp. - ground cinnamon

1/2 cup - honey

2 T - course ground cornmeal

For Cake:

1 cup - all-purpose flour

1 tsp. - baking powder

1/4 tsp. - baking soda

1/4 tsp. - salt

1/2 cup - honey

1 - egg

2 T - butter or parave margarine, melted

2 T - fresh orange juice


Arrange pear slices in bottom of greased 9-inch pie pan. Sprinkle with flour, orange peel and cinnamon; drizzle evenly with honey.

In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix well.

In small bowl, combine honey, egg, butter and orange juice; mix well. Add to flour mixture, stirring until just blended. Spread mixture evenly over pears.

Top with course ground cornmeal.

Bake at 375°F for 30 to 35 minutes or until browned. Let cool 5 minutes on wire rack; invert onto platter. Serve warm.