Cheddar Pancakes with Pears and Bacon

recipe
While the pancakes cook, sliced pears simmer in butter and brown sugar creating enough pan juices to drench the cheese pancakes. There's no need for additional pancake syrup.

Yield:

Makes 5 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 12 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 193
Caloriesfromfat 33 %
Fat 7 g
Satfat 3.6 g
Monofat 1.8 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 6.2 g
Carbohydrate 29 g
Fiber 1.3 g
Cholesterol 18 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 500 mg
Calcium 178 mg

Ingredients

2 cups complete pancake mix
1 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
2 large pears, peeled, cored, and sliced
3 tablespoons brown sugar
5 fully cooked bacon slices, crumbled

Preparation

1. Whisk together first 5 ingredients. For each pancake, pour about 1/4 cup batter onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or nonstick skillet. Cook pancakes 2 minutes or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked; turn and cook other sides until done.

2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add pears and brown sugar. Cook, stirring occasionally, 8 minutes or until pears are tender. Serve pears and pan juices over pancakes, and sprinkle with bacon.

MENU IDEA FOR 5 * Cheddar Pancakes with Pears and Bacon * Vanilla yogurt

GROCERIES NEEDED Check staples: vanilla extract, ground nutmeg, butter, brown sugar * 1 box complete pancake mix (we tested with Hungry Jack Extra-Light and Fluffy) * 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese * 2 large pears * 5 fully cooked bacon slices (we tested with Ready Crisp) * 1 (32-oz.) container low-fat vanilla yogurt

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Southern Living: Busy Moms Weeknight Favorites

October 2006
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