Rye Pancakes with Caramelized Pears and Maple Syrup

F&W’s Justin Chapple adds rye flour to deepen the flavor of his tender pancakes and make them a little healthier. Slideshow:  More Pancakes Recipes 

Active Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 5 tablespoons melted unsalted butter, plus more for brushing

  • 2 Bartlett pears—peeled, cored and cut into 3/4 -inch pieces

  • 3/4  cup pure maple syrup

  • Kosher salt

  • 2 cups whole milk

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 cup rye flour

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder


  1. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the butter. Add the pears and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until just tender and golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in the maple syrup, season with salt and keep warm.

  2. Set a large resealable plastic bag in a tall bowl to hold it upright. In the bag, whisk the milk with the eggs and the remaining melted butter, then add both flours, the sugar, baking powder and 3/4 teaspoon of salt; stir until incorporated.

  3. Preheat a griddle and brush lightly with melted butter. Gently twist the bag and hold it upright. Using scissors, snip off 1/4 inch from a bottom corner. For each batch of pancakes, pipe 4-inch rounds of batter onto the griddle. Cook over moderate heat until bubbles appear on the surface of the pancakes, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and cook until risen and golden brown, 2 minutes longer. Serve topped with the maple pears.

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