Spiced Pear Upside Down Cake
⅓ cup butter
⅔ cup packed light brown sugar
1½ tsps. cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg
⅛ tsp. ground cloves
2 can (14 oz.each) Del Monte Lite Sliced Pears
1 pkg. (15.25 oz.) yellow cake mix
½ cup vegetable oil
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Melt butter in a deep 10-inch ovenproof skillet over medium heat; stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Remove from heat.
- Drain pears, reserving 1 cup of pear syrup. Arrange pear slices on the bottom of the skillet.
- Combine cake mix, oil, eggs and reserved pear syrup (instead of water) in a large bowl and mix according to package directions. Carefully pour batter over pears. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Place on cooling rack for 5 minutes. Loosen cake from pan edges and invert onto a large flat dinner plate or round platter.