Adapted from betterrecipes.com
cup packed brown sugar
medium pears, pared and sliced
package (14 ounces) gingerbread mix
1 to 1¼
1. Melt butter in an 8-inch square pan. Stir in brown sugar; spread evenly over bottom of pan. Arrange pear slices in rows over sugar. 2. Prepare gingerbread according to package directions, substituting an equal amount of beer for the amount of water specified, and adding egg as called for in the directions. 3. Pour batter over pears. 4. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes, or until cake tests done. Immediately loosen cake from sides of pan and invert on a serving platter. Serve warm.