Pear Vanilla Dutch Pancakes

Because it really is a sort of cake. Or something between a cake and an English pudding. That you eat for breakfast. And it’s hot. And delicious.

Pear Vanilla Dutch Pancakes

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Serves: 2 Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 small, firm Bartlett or Red Bartlett pears, cored and cut into thin slices
  • 2 inch segment of vanilla bean, split
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt



Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a 10 inch oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter until fragrant and bubbly. Scrape the vanilla seeds into the butter, and toss in the pod too. Add the pears and cook for about 4 minutes, gently nudging them until they have softened and absorbed some of the butter. Add the honey and zest. Remove from heat and set aside while you prepare the batter.


In a medium bowl combine the eggs, milk, flour, and salt. Whisk the batter until it is dotted with small bubbles and has a smooth consistency.


Remove the vanilla pods, and pour the batter over the pears in the skillet.


Place the skillet in the oven and bake for 25 – 30 minutes, or until the pancake is golden on the edges and has started to pull away from the sides of the pan. Cool briefly, and then scoop out onto a platter, or just slice out of the pan.

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