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This delicious German-style pancake is traditionally made with apples, but pears are a delightful variation. Serve with maple syrup or creme fraiche.

Provided by Lorri Amsden

Categories     100+ Breakfast and Brunch Recipes     Pancake Recipes     Baked Pancake Recipes

Time 50m

Yield 8

Number Of Ingredients 11

2 large firm pears, cored and cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices
½ cup white sugar, divided
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 ½ teaspoons lemon zest
¼ cup butter, sliced
6 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar, or to taste


  • Toss pear slices with 1/4 cup white sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest to coat.
  • Arrange butter in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet and place on the center rack of the oven. Heat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Remove skillet from oven once the butter has just melted, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Beat eggs in a large bowl until frothy; add milk, 1/4 cup white sugar, vanilla extract, and salt and mix until just combined. Sift flour into egg mixture and stir until batter is just mixed.
  • Stir pear slices into the melted butter and spread into a single layer. Pour batter over pears.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until pancake is set in the middle, the sides have risen, and the bottom is browned, 28 to 30 minutes. Top pancake with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 264.6 calories, Carbohydrate 35.5 g, Cholesterol 157.8 mg, Fat 10.7 g, Fiber 2.1 g, Protein 7.6 g, SaturatedFat 5.4 g, Sodium 226.5 mg, Sugar 20.4 g

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