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Silver Dollar Pear Pancakes

The maple syrup keeps the pears from browning before cooking; it also adds flavor and creates a light glaze. This recipe can easily be halved.

  • yield: Makes about two and one-half dozen 4-inch pancakes

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Ingredients

  • 4 Bosc or Bartlett pears
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup, plus more for drizzling
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon unsalted butter
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  • Sour cream, for garnish

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Core pears with an apple corer. Starting at the bottom, slice pears crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick rings, and toss in a small bowl with maple syrup and cinnamon.

  2. Step 2

    Heat an electric griddle to 375 degrees or a heavy skillet until very hot. Brush with butter; wipe off excess with a folded paper towel. Place a few pear slices on the griddle, 2 1/2 inches apart. Let cook 1 minute. Ladle about 1/4 cup of the batter into center of each pear ring. Using the bottom of a ladle, gently push batter over edges of pears. Let cook until pancakes have bubbles on top and are slightly dry around the edges, about 2 1/2 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Using a spatula, turn pancakes over; cook until golden on bottom, about 1 minute. Repeat with remaining pears and batter. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and extra syrup.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, February 1998

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Reviews (5)

  • Sarah_McLean 13 Oct, 2012

    So yummy! I used a box pancake mix and they turned out great. Definitely making this more often.

  • mep321 10 May, 2009

    made these for mother's day as a complement to a savory egg dish. replaced sour cream with fresh raspberry compote. Excellent.

  • optic747 4 Mar, 2009

    These are fantastic! Worth the extra effort to make plain pancakes really special.

  • optic747 4 Mar, 2009

    These are fantastic! Worth the extra effort to make plain pancakes really special.

  • mmsrjs 2 Jan, 2008

    MOTHER MADE THESE FOR ME AS A KID! NOW I MAKE THEM FOR MINE AND THEY LOVE EM, THANKS MARTHA