Pear bismarck

Pear BismarckI’ve seen lots of names for these oven baked pancakes–bismarck, flapjack, popover…Some recipes cook the pancake and put the fruit on top after cooking (usually berries of various sorts), others put the fruit in the pan and cook with the batter (mostly apples). A neighbor has a pear tree that produced a super-sized crop this year and the kids picked a bunch of pears. I combined a few recipes to come up with this. I think most recipes are geared for a smaller (9in) pie pan sized dish, so this is doubled for a larger 12in pan.

Pear Bismarck

  • 2 pears, sliced
  • 2 T butter
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk

Pear bismarck in panPreheat the oven to 450F. Slice the pear. Beat the eggs in a medium bowl, add milk and flour and mix. Heat an oven proof 12in pan on medium high heat and melt the butter. Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon in the pan. Spread the pear slices on the bottom of the pan. Top with the batter and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Loosen the edges and turn upside down onto a plate or cutting board. Slice and serve.

Some recipes call for sprinkling with powdered sugar and/or adding maple syrup, but neither is needed really.


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