Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pear Dutch Pancake

There was no pancake mix in the house and that could not have worked out better for us.  This beautiful creature can be called a Dutch pancake, a Dutch baby, a baked pancake...and that's probably all its names.  It will start your day off on a good note regardless of what you decide to call it.

Pear Dutch Pancake
Adapted from New Best Recipe

2 eggs
1/4 c half-and-half
1 teasp vanilla
1/2 teasp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 c flour
1 tbsp butter
2 pears, cored and sliced
1/4 c packed brown sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
caramel sauce or maple syrup for serving

1. Preheat oven to 500. Combine eggs, half-and-half, vanilla, salt, sugar, and flour in a mixing bowl. Whisk until blended, set aside.
2. Add butter to a large skillet, heat over medium heat.  Add pears and brown sugar, cook until pears soften and start to brown.
3. Place pears in a small, greased, casserole dish.  Pour pancake batter on top of pears.  Sprinkle with cinnamon. Turn oven down to 425 and cook for 15-17 minutes. Serve with caramel sauce or maple syrup.

The pancake puffs up and gets nice and brown on the edges.

Just look at it covered in caramel sauce!  This Dutch baby is delicious and it would be a lovely addition to your weekend breakfast.

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