Pineapple Upside-Down Gingerbread

You’ll be head over heels for this homey holiday dessert. It’s ready to eat in an hour and pretty too!

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 8

1/2
cup butter, melted
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1
can (8 oz) pineapple slices in juice, drained, 1/4 cup juice reserved
1 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1
teaspoon ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup molasses
1/4
cup milk
2
eggs

Topping

1/2
cup whipping cream, whipped
8
maraschino cherries with stems

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In 9-inch round pan, mix 2 tablespoons of the melted butter and the brown sugar; spread evenly to cover bottom of pan. Cut pineapple slices in half; arrange 4 halves over brown sugar mixture in center of pan. Cut remaining halves in half again; arrange pieces around edge of pan.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix flour, sugar, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. With spoon or wire whisk, beat in remaining 6 tablespoons melted butter, 1/4 cup reserved pineapple juice and all remaining gingerbread ingredients until smooth. Spoon batter carefully over pineapple; spread to cover.
  • 3 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 4 Run knife around side of pan to loosen. Place heatproof serving plate, upside down, over pan. Turn plate and pan over; remove pan. Cut into wedges. Serve with whipped cream and cherries.

Expert Tips

Spoon the batter carefully over the arranged pineapple pieces so they stay in place.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
260mg
260%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
32g
32%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.