Country Pear Puff Pancake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 12, 2023
This sweet, gooey pancake is dressed up with caramelized pears and baked until golden. Cut into serving-size wedges, it's a special change of pace. —Steffany Lohn, Brentwood, California
Country Pear Puff Pancake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 medium pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Whipped cream, optional


  1. In a 10-in. cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add pears; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup brown sugar and lemon juice.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the flour, milk, eggs, syrup, vanilla and salt until smooth; pour over pears. Bake at 450° until puffy, 10-12 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt remaining butter in a microwave. Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg and the remaining brown sugar. Spread over pancake. Bake until golden brown, 8-10 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve immediately. If desired, top with whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 468 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 181mg cholesterol, 265mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 5g fiber), 8g protein.

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