Honey Pear Upside Down Cake

YIELD: Makes 8 servings

INGREDIENTS

For Topping:

1

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pear (Bartlett or Anjou)

,

peeled and thinly sliced

1 T

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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

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all-purpose flour

1 tsp.

-

baking powder

1/4 tsp.

-

baking soda

1/4 tsp.

-

salt

1/2 cup

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honey

1

-

egg

2 T

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butter or parave margarine

,

melted

2 T

-

fresh orange juice

DIRECTIONS

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.