Thanksgiving Series: Pear Upside Down Cake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream

Here’s the thing: I love baking and I hate pumpkin pie, the epitome of Thanksgiving desserts.  Even though Thanksgiving for most people is steeped in tradition and must-have dishes, I am always wanting to try out something I haven’t made before.  Yes, there are the standards that must appear on the table: mashed potatoes, turkey, gravy, and my mom’s cranberry sauce.  But anything else is fair game, especially desserts!  I probably peruse several dozen cooking magazines, blog sites, and cookbooks leading up to Thanksgiving to get inspired and find the perfect desserts for the upcoming feast.  Cause it is a feast, and you need at least 3-4 desserts, right?

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