Oven-Baked Pear Pancake

Breakfast, Comice Pears -

Oven-Baked Pear Pancake

Americans typically think of pancakes as the thin, fluffy variety which is cooked on a griddle or frying pan. This oven-baked version makes a delicious breakfast or an interesting dessert!

Ingredients

4 Comice Pears, peeled, cored, and sliced
¾ cup brown sugar, divided
? cup flour
? cup milk
4 eggs, separated into whites and yolks
1 teaspoon baking powder
Dash of salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup chopped walnuts

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare the pears and set aside.

Combine ¼ cup brown sugar, flour, milk, egg yolks, baking powder, and dash of salt in a bowl. Mix well with a fork and set aside.

Combine butter, ¼ cup brown sugar and cinnamon in an ovenproof skillet or frying pan. Cook until butter melts and combines with sugar. Remove from heat. Arrange the pear slices in the butter mixture in the pan and sprinkle with walnuts.

Mix egg whites and remaining brown sugar in a small bowl until soft. Combine with egg yolk mixture. Pour over pear slices and bake in oven for 10 minutes until golden brown.

Yield: Makes 4-6 servings