Prepare gingerbread batter as directed; set aside.
In small sauce pot, bring brown sugar and corn syrup to a simmer. Add pears and remove from heat. Pour sugar mixture into the bottom of a buttered 9” round baking pan. Fan the pears around pan as shown in the picture. Pour gingerbread mix over sugar/pear mixture and bake as directed on the box. Remove from oven once the cake is cooked thoroughly, and let cool.
NOTE: Do not remove cake from pan until it has cooled completely.
Sugar mixture needs to harden for correct presentation.