Preheat oven to 450º F. Place a 12-inch cast-iron skillet or other oven-safe skillet in the oven to warm it. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, flour, extract, and salt until smooth. In a separate bowl, toss the pear with the sugar and cinnamon.
Carefully remove the preheated skillet from the oven and add the butter, swirling until it is melted. Arrange the pears in a single layer in the skillet and pour in the batter.
Return the skillet to the oven and bake 25 minutes or until puffed and golden. Serve with maple syrup.
This was my first attempt at a pear pancake, having heard of it but never being interested. It makes for a quicker alternative to single-portion pancakes with less time standing over the stove. I used white whole wheat flour and doubled the pear (and the cinnamon/sugar accordingly) as 1/4 pear per serving seemed meager. Some leavening might be advisable as this did not "puff" for me but turned out quite dense and a bit rubbery, although over-stirring may also have been to blame (even though I followed instructions). It also cooked up in much less time than the recipe indicates - less than 15 minutes. Despite the texture the result was tasty and I would make this again, with a light hand and perhaps some baking powder.
This made a delicious brunch main course. I made a vegan version, using ground chia seeds and water instead of eggs, and the new Earth Balance coconut spread instead of butter. For milk, I had some vanilla soymilk on hand, so I used that and didn't add vanilla. Added a bit of almond extract, though. Anyway, very tasty and filling yet doesn't make you feel overly full.
I substituted Gluten Free baking mix for the flour and almond milk, it worked great! It's always a treat when I can make a baked good that i can actually eat because I'm gluten intolerant. it's simple to make and yummy.
Very good! I used 2 small pears that weren't quite as ripe as I would have liked, so I heated a little butter in a skillet and sauted the pears with sugar for a few minutes to soften them. Then I stirred in the cinnamon and poured the batter over.
A VERY good recipe. Quick, easy, and fun for the whole family. I took a tablespoon of sugar and put it in the batter instead of the pears. Also, sprinkle some sliced almonds and some demrara sugar on top just before it goes into the oven. Truly delisioso!
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