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Sweetheart Pancakes

 Sweetheart Pancakes
Hot-off-the-griddle goodies are always a welcome sight put on the table...morning, noon and night. Instead of serving these palate-pleasing pancakes with ordinary maple syrup, make this extraordinary cherry sauce. You'll be thanked mmm-many times over!
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Whipped cream in a can


  • In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In
  • another bowl, beat the eggs; add milk, oil and lemon juice. Stir
  • into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Pour batter by 1/3 cupfuls onto a lightly greased hot griddle; turn
  • when bubbles form on top of pancakes. Cook until the second side is
  • golden brown.
  • For cherry sauce, combine pie filling, extract and nutmeg in a medium
  • saucepan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through.
  • To serve as shown in the photo, stack pancakes on serving plates and

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Sweetheart Pancakes (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • make a heart outline with whipped cream; spoon cherry sauce into
  • heart. Yield: 4 servings (12 pancakes).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3 each) equals 709 calories, 27 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 156 mg cholesterol, 664 mg sodium, 101 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 14 g protein.