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Apple-Pear Puff Pancake

Whenever I serve this fruity pancake, people think I slaved for hours. They're surprised that such an attractive, scrumptious dish could be so easy. —Carol Williams, St. Joseph, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 medium apples, sliced
  • 3 medium pears, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • Maple syrup, optional


  • Preheat oven to 425°. Place butter in a 10-in. ovenproof skillet; heat in oven until butter is melted, 2-3 minutes. Tilt pan to coat evenly with butter.
  • Place eggs, milk, flour, sugar and nutmeg in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Pour into hot skillet. Bake until puffed and browned. 17-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, for topping, heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add apples, pears and sugar; cook until fruit is tender, stirring occasionally, 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove pancake from oven; fill with fruit mixture and serve immediately. If desired, serve with syrup.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving (calculated without syrup): 367 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 158mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 5g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • Olga
    Apr 10, 2020

    No comment left

  • Dave F
    Apr 11, 2016

    This is fantastic and fun to make for breakfast. I like to use 4 - 6" individual fry pans so everyone has their own serving. FUN!

  • khegeman
    Mar 13, 2016

    Absolutely delicious. Everyone wanted seconds.

  • wabarbie
    Jan 2, 2015

    Made this for New Year's Day brunch. Everyone enjoyed it. Very easy and delicious. The only thing I would do differently for the future is put the pears into the skillet a few minutes after the apples as they cook faster than the apples and had a softer consistency when cooked the same amount of time.

  • matteliz
    Dec 21, 2014

    Quick, tasty, cheap, & easy. My family enjoyed it.

  • yuehching
    Nov 29, 2014

    Easy, quick and tasty. I served the topping on the side. It was a hit with my family. This is a great recipe to impress your friends and family. Thanks for sharing.

  • maryannet
    Nov 13, 2014

    I often make this puff pancake with apples. When I saw the December 2014 Taste of Home magazine and I had a pear in the refrigerator, I made this version. I leave the sugar out of the batter. I use a cast iron pan to bake the pancake in. I cook the fruit on the stove top. Pour the batter over the fruit then bake it.

  • sgronholz
    Feb 13, 2013

    This recipe is so good! Although it's delicious with our homegrown pears and apples, sometimes I omit the fruit and just serve it with maple syrup. My family likes it either way!

  • reneemossco
    Feb 14, 2010

    My husband and i made this for valentines day. We made it with all apples and it was really good! Just like our favorite restraunt. (tip...dont burn your hand on the handle like we both did !)