Pear Upside-Down Cake

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    Introduced in the 1930s, when cast-iron skillets were more commonly found in kitchens than baking pans, the upside-down, or skillet, cake has survived eras of modernization to remain a beloved dessert. Today, Martha puts a seasonal twist on this old-fashioned favorite, eschewing the classic pineapple for sweet and juicy Bartlett pears -- large, bell-shaped fruits with smooth, yellow-green skin.

    Ingredients

    • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
    • 3 ripe pears, such as Bartlett or Anjou, peeled and cored
    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 2 large eggs, separated
    • 1/2 cup whole milk
    • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 3514 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 144 g 221.46%
    • Saturated Fat: 89 g 443.3%
    • Trans Fat: 6 g %
    • Cholesterol: 381 mg 127.08%
    • Sodium: 1797 mg 74.88%
    • Calcium: 570 mg 57.04%
    • Potassium: 522 mg 14.91%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 10 mg 52.94%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 543 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 23 g 92.16%
    • Sugar: 363 g
    • Protein: 28 g
    • Alcohol: 1 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 4 g
    • Vitamin A 87.16%
    • Vitamin C 30%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat28
    • Exchange - Fruit5
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk1
    • Exchange - Other Carbs21
    • Exchange - Starch10
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total12 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit3 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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