Maple Pear Upside Down Cake

Evan Sung for the New York Times

This is one of those desserts that looks fancier than it is (especially if you take a little time with the pear arranging), which I think is often what you want on Thanksgiving: something impressive that’s not going to kill you. It’s also great at room temperature, so you don’t need to stress about any last-minute timing.

Makes: 8 to 10 servings
Time: 90 …

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