Gingerbread Cake with Pears
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 40-45
  • Servings: 9 Pieces
  • Preparation Time: 20
  • For Gingerbread
  • Full box Dassant Ginger Gingerbread Mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • For Pears
  • 1 3/4 cups golden brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup Cointreauâ„¢
  • 4-5 small pears - peeled, halved lengthwise, cored
  • For Coffee Whipped Cream
  • 1 cup whipping cream - chilled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals
DIRECTIONS
  1. For Gingerbread
  2. Follow directions according to package.
  3. For Pears
  4. Combine brown sugar, water and Cointreauâ„¢ in large saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil. Add pears. Cover and simmer until pears are tender when pierced with knife, turning occasionally, about 12 minutes. Transfer pears to medium bowl. Boil cooking liquid in pan until syrupy, about 3/4 cup. Pour syrup over pears and cool slightly.
  5. Coffee Whipped Cream
  6. Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Using electric mixer, beat until peaks form. Slice gingerbread and plate. Place pears atop bread with dollop of whipping cream and serve.