Pear Gingerbread

Makes 12 Servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup (2-1/2 ounces) sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose baking mix
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 can (15 ounces) Bartlett pears, drained
  • Whipped cream or whipped topping, for garnish
  • METHOD

    Using electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until crumbly. Beat in molasses; reserve. In small bowl, mix dry ingredients. Beat dry ingredients alternately with hot water into butter mixture; beat in egg. Pour into lightly greased 8 x 8-inch baking pan. Scatter diced pears over top of batter; lightly press into batter. Bake at 350°F for about 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick in the center comes out clean; cool on wire rack. OPTIONAL: Serve each portion with a dollop of whipped cream or whipped topping.

    NUTRITION (Per Serving)
    Calories: 188
    Protein: 2g
    Carbohydrate: 32g
    Fiber: 1g
    Fat: 6g
    Sodium: 319mg
    Cholesterol: 23mg