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A rustic batter is dropped onto fresh pears before being baked for a healthier dessert. Using less sugar than most recipes I've seen, the crisp flavor of the pears is highlighted. My family and I enjoy this at breakfast. I leave 1 or 2 of the pears unpeeled to add a bit of color.


Recipe Summary

25 mins
10 mins
55 mins
20 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a round 9x2-inch, 6-cup baking dish.

  • Fill a large bowl halfway with water and add lemon juice. Peel all but 1 of the pears. Core and cut all the pears into eighths. Add pear slices to lemon water to keep them from browning.

  • Combine egg and milk in a bowl and whisk until combined. Set aside.

  • Whisk flour, baking powder, 2 tablespoons cane sugar, and brown sugar together in a separate bowl. Use a fork to cut cold butter into flour mixture until it resemble pebbles.

  • Drain pears and put into a bowl. Sprinkle with corn starch and 1/4 cup cane sugar; toss to coat.

  • Pour milk-egg mixture into the flour mixture. Mix batter until just combined. Add pears to the prepared baking dish. Drop batter by spoonful onto the pears.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until browned on top, about 25 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

367 calories; protein 6.8g; carbohydrates 65.8g; fat 10.8g; cholesterol 65mg; sodium 180mg. Full Nutrition