Simple Spiced-Pear Dutch Baby Recipe
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Simple Spiced-Pear Dutch Baby Recipe

Light and fluffy with a custard-like center, this simple Spiced Pear Dutch Baby is a treat for the holidays! These dutch baby pancakes are easy to make and a wonderful addition to a casual breakfast or brunch. Christmas is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with a buttery, spiced pear recipe made with Harry & David Royal Riviera® Pears. This Spiced Pear Dutch Baby Recipe is so easy to make and a great way to start the day. A dutch baby is like a big, puffy pancake you cook in a skillet. It has a wonderful custard-like center similar to a crêpe. The batter comes together easily with the help of a blender and the spiced pear topping is sautéed to perfection while the dutch baby bakes in the oven. So easy, so addicting and so perfect for a holiday breakfast and brunch. This is a hassle-free way to pull off a festive meal for overnight guests or just a cozy breakfast for two.

Spiced Pear Dutch Baby Recipe

Pear dutch baby recipe Serves 4

For the Dutch Baby:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup milk, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

For the Spiced Pear Topping:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 Royal Riviera® Pears, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions for the Dutch Baby:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the butter in a large skillet and transfer to the oven.
  3. While the butter melts, add the eggs, flour, milk, sugar, vanilla and salt to the pitcher of a blender. Blend until smooth.
  4. Carefully remove the skillet from the oven and swirl the butter around to coat.
  5. Pour the batter into the skillet and return to the oven.
  6. Bake until the pancakes are puffed in the center and golden brown around the edges, approximately 20 minutes.
  7. Transfer the pancake to a wire rack to cool slightly.

Instructions for the Spiced Pear Topping:

  1. While the Dutch Baby is baking, melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the pears to the butter and sauté until softened.
  2. Stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg. Cook until caramelized, approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Pour the pear mixture into the center of the dutch baby and dust with powdered sugar, if desired.
  4. Serve with whipped cream or maple sugar.

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