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Maple-Pear Pancake

  • SERVINGS: 4-6
  • FAST
  • VEGETARIAN

In tribute to the start of Vermont's maple syrup season, here's a Maple-Pear Pancake that serves four to six from Grace Parisi of F&W's test kitchen.

  1. 1 cup milk
  2. 1 egg
  3. 3 tablespoons melted butter
  4. 1 cup flour
  5. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  6. 2 tablespoons sugar
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. 2 peeled, sliced pears
  9. 1/2 cup maple syrup, plus more for serving
  10. 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  1. Mix 1 cup milk, 1 egg and 2 tablespoons melted butter. In a bowl, sift 1 cup flour with 2 teaspoons baking powder, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir in the milk mixture; let stand 10 minutes.
  2. In a nonreactive ovenproof skillet, cook 2 peeled sliced pears in 1 tablespoon butter and 1/4 cup maple syrup over high heat until caramelized. Remove from the heat and add 2 teaspoons lemon juice and 1/4 cup more syrup.
  3. Pour batter over pears and bake at 350° fro 12 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Invert pancake onto a platter and serve with maple syrup.