Pear-Gingerbread Upside Down Cake

Topping


2 bosc pears, peeled and sliced

1/4 cup butter

1/3 cup dark brown sugar


In a cast iron pan melt 1/4 cup butter and add the dark brown sugar and

stir until melted and combined. Arrange pear slices in a decorative

pattern in the syrup.



Gingerbread Cake


1 cup molasses

1/3 cup butter

1/2 cup sour milk

1 egg, well beaten

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons soda

1 1/2 teaspoons ginger

1/2 teaspoon salt


Melt 1/3 cup butter and add to the molasses and mix well. Add the sour

milk and egg. Stir in flour that has been sifted with the soda, ginger and

salt.



Mix well and pour over the pears in the skillet. Bake at 325 for 35 minutes

or until done.