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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a round 9x2-inch, 6-cup baking dish.

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  • 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
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Reviews (2)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2020
This was really simple to make and is delicious. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/14/2019
Topping needs something more. It was not sweet enough for my taste. I topped with plain yogurt and maple syrup. Read More
2 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2020
This was really simple to make and is delicious. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/14/2019
Topping needs something more. It was not sweet enough for my taste. I topped with plain yogurt and maple syrup. Read More
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