Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in 10 inch oven proof skillet over low heat. Remove from heat and sprinkle with brown sugar. Arrange pears in a flower over sugar mixture, cutting some pieces to fit center.
Whisk together flour, gingers, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl to blend. Whisk eggs, oil. vanilla, and orange peel in a large bowl. Mix in grated pears. Add dry ingredients to egg mixture. Carefully pour into skillet and bake for 40 minutes or until skewer comes out clean. Cool for 20 minutes but serve warm with cream or cool whip or ice cream.
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