Pear upside-down cake for Christmas dessert: Try this recipe

This pear upside-down cake makes for a crowd-pleasing Christmastime dessert

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!

This holiday season, upside-down cake is calling. Instead of traditional pineapple upside-down cake, try this playful riff on the standard with yogurt company siggi’s Icelandic yogurt pear upside-down cake.

The easy recipe highlights pear’s sweetness and their mildly floral notes, while the vanilla yogurt lends an extra luxuriant texture, added protein, and a nice note of vanilla without having to add vanilla extract.

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN: 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DESSERTS

Pear upside-down cake by siggi’s 

This holiday season, upside-down cake is calling. Instead of traditional pineapple upside-down cake, try this playful pear-flavored riff on the standard with siggi's, an Icelandic yogurt company.

This holiday season, upside-down cake is calling. Instead of traditional pineapple upside-down cake, try this playful pear-flavored riff on the standard with siggi's, an Icelandic yogurt company. (siggi’s)

Makes 8 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

THIS VIRAL 'SUGAR COOKIE BREAD' RECIPE IS PERFECT FOR SPRINKLE LOVERS: HERE'S HOW TO MAKE IT

Ingredients:

For the topping

  • 2 firm pears
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
This pear upside-down cake recipe from siggi’s is made with real pears and yogurt.

This pear upside-down cake recipe from siggi’s is made with real pears and yogurt. (siggi’s)

MOST POPULAR CHRISTMAS RECIPES ON TIKTOK REVEALED: ‘GRINCH BROWNIES’ AND OTHER VIRAL FAVORITES

For the Cake

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 carton siggi’s vanilla yogurt or vanilla yogurt of choice (5.3 oz)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup milk

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Instructions:

Bake the pear upside-down cake for about 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Bake the pear upside-down cake for about 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (siggi’s)

  1. Butter a 9"x2" cake pan or cast-iron skillet. (Do not use a springform cake pan for this cake, as the caramel will leak out of the sides). Line the pan with a circle of parchment paper. Arrange the pears in the bottom of the pan, slightly overlapping, with the points towards the center.
  2. In a medium saucepan, add the sugar and water, stir to combine. Heat over medium heat until it's amber in color. Turn off the heat, add one tablespoon of butter at a time until melted. Pour the caramel over the pears and gently tilt the pan so that the caramel covers the bottom of the pan and the pears.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Set aside.
  4. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the yogurt on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the brown sugar and continue to mix for another 3-4 minutes. Reduce the speed to low and add one egg at a time, being sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  5. Add about ⅓ of the dry flour mixture and mix until combined.  Alternate mixing with the milk, finishing with the remaining 2/3 of the flour.
  6. Using a rubber spatula, pour the cake mixture over the pears and caramel. Gently spread the batter evenly, being careful not to shift the pears too much.
  7. Bake for about 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Remove the cake to a wire rack and allow it to cool for 20 minutes.  Run a knife around the outside of the cake. Place a plate upside down over the pan and invert the cake. Remove the parchment paper and serve.

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS

This original recipe is owned by siggi's and was shared with Fox News.