What a wonderful recipe to make a for Christmas treat. There is nothing like the soothing smells of gingerbread wafting through the house on a cold winters day.
1 pound can Sliced pears in juice
1 package (14.5 ounces) Gingerbread mix
1/2 cup Herman Starter
1/2 cup Water
1/4 cup Pear juice
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 35 to
Pan Type ~ 8" x 8" x 2" cake pan
Drain pears, reserve the juice.
Arrange pear slices in a circle around pan bottom of prepared cake pan. Pour 1/4 cup of pear juice over the pear sections.
Empty gingerbread mix into bowl and add Herman, water and 1/4 cup juice, reserving the remainder of juice for Lemon Sauce recipe. Beat vigorously with spoon until well-blended.
Spoon herman gingerbread cake batter over pear sections, carefully, and bake Gingerbread Herman until done.
Cool Herman Cake on rack for 10 minutes; run knife blade around
cake edge to loosen and invert cake over plate. Serve gingerbread cake warm, along with whipped cream and lemon sauce (recipe to follow).
1 small package Lemon Pudding & Pie filling (not Instant)
Remaining Pear juice
2 Tablespoons butter
Mix ingredients according to package except use 1/4 cup less sugar to prepare the mix. Cook pudding according to directions, then remove from heat and stir in butter, cool slightly.
Thin to pouring consistency using the remainder of pear juice.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!