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German Pear Pancake

Rated as 4.64 out of 5 Stars
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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."
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Ingredients

50 m servings 265
Original recipe yields 8 servings (0 one large puffed pancake)

Directions

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  1. Toss pear slices with 1/4 cup white sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest to coat.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Stir pear slices into the melted butter and spread into a single layer. Pour batter over pears.
  5. 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.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Using a preheated, cast-iron skillet will distribute heat evenly and produce a superior, well-browned, nicely textured pancake.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 265 calories; 10.7 35.5 7.6 158 227 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Baked it in cast iron skillet. Needed ~10 minutes extra cooking time. Substituted one thinly sliced apple for pear.

Most helpful critical review

This was an oily flan- like floppy concoction. I followed the recipe to a tee and it just isn't something I find at all palatable.

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Baked it in cast iron skillet. Needed ~10 minutes extra cooking time. Substituted one thinly sliced apple for pear.

This basic German pancake recipe is a very nice twist using Pears. I diced 3 large pears because I like fruit in every bite. That's the only change I made. I will make this again. It's easy and ...

Followed recipe exactly. Came out delicious! Custard-like, fruity, but not too sweet. Great for breakfast. Will add more pear next time.

THIS ROCKS! My family absolutely inhaled this! A definite keeper.

Tasty, easy to make. I sprinkled nutmeg over just before putting in oven.

This was an oily flan- like floppy concoction. I followed the recipe to a tee and it just isn't something I find at all palatable.

I made this in a 9x13, so I increased the butter to a stick. I used a can of sliced Peaches because it is winter in MN. I increased the flour to 1.5 cups and added 1/2 teaspoon of baking powde...

Yummy! I changed my previous 4 star rating to 5 stars. Followed recipe exactly except I started the cooking at 425 for the first 7 minutes then turned it down to 400 for the last 23 minutes.

I have an over-abundance of pears so I whipped this up. This taste good. I started it on top of the stove and finished under the broiler. Done in under 10 minuets. Oh yeah. Should mention. I us...