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.

Pear dutch baby recipe

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

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Servings 4


For the Dutch Baby:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup milk (room temperature)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • teaspoon kosher salt

For the Spiced Pear Topping:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 Harry and David Royal Riviera Pears (peeled, cored and diced)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg


Instructions for the Dutch Baby:

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

Instructions for the Spiced Pear Topping:

  • 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.
  • Stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg. Cook until caramelized, approximately 5 minutes.
  • Pour the pear mixture into the center of the dutch baby and dust with powdered sugar, if desired.
  • Serve with whipped cream or maple sugar.
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