Photo: Jonelle Weaver
4 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Return the skillet to the oven and bake 25 minutes or until puffed and golden. Serve with maple syrup.

Ratings & Reviews

detailaddict's Review

December 29, 2013
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.

garyloewenthal's Review

December 26, 2012
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.

flourpuff's Review

December 24, 2012
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.

truthdude's Review

October 26, 2012

Bella92's Review

February 07, 2012
Love this recipe. It comes together quickly and smells so good. I like to serve it as a light dinner with salad.

pinkmochi's Review

November 14, 2011
Will definitely make again! Three of us, including a six-year-old, ate the whole thing!

mkmohan's Review

November 03, 2011
very very easy to make,the aroma of the pears and cinnamon from the oven is such a treat to wake upto,,and yes I have made this for company from out of town

lkanellos's Review

October 09, 2011
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.

Schlippe's Review

May 13, 2009
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!