Small-Batch Pear-Walnut Upside-Down Cake

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 2024

A not-too-sweet cake, scaled down to perfectly serve four.

SERVES4

TIME1¾ hours, plus 1½ hours cooling

Small-Batch Pear-Walnut Upside-Down Cake

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Bosc pears are a natural for baking, since their dense flesh holds their shape after baking. Instead of the yellow cake typically featured in this style of dessert, we made a walnut-based cake, which was light but sturdy, earthy-tasting and...

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