Ingredients

1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbs white sugar
2 Tbs butter
1 Tbs water
1 cup pear
1 cup flour
½ cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp ground allspice
¼ tsp sea salt

 

1/3 cup softened butter
½ cup brown sugar
2 eggs
½ cup molasses or honey
½ cup buttermilk

 

Whipped cream (for topping)

Instructions

-For the syrup, in a small saucepan combine the following…

¼ cup brown sugar

2 TBS white sugar

2 TBS butter

1 TBS water

-Stir together over low heat until butter melts, then pour the syrup into a 8 x 8 glass baking dish.

-Peel, core and slice enough pears so that you have about 1 heaping cup.

-Arrange on top of the syrup.

-Stir together then set aside the following…

1 cup flour

½ cup whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp ground ginger

½ tsp ground cinnamon

¼ tsp ground nutmeg

¼ tsp ground allspice

¼ tsp sea salt

-In a mixing bowl combine the following:

1/3 cup softened butte

½ cup brown sugar

-Beat together until light and fluffy.

-Add in 2 eggs and beat another minute.

-Measure the following out:

½ cup molasses or honey

½ cup buttermilk

-Take turns adding the molasses/honey and buttermilk into the batter until all is incorporated.

-Spoon the batter over the pears in the baking dish.

-Bake 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean.

-Let cool about 5 minutes then turn onto a platter.

-Serve warm or cold with whipped cream.

 

Origin:
Helsing Junction Farm
Category:
Dessert