Sunday, January 18, 2009

Pear Oven Pancake

My mom had an old recipe box with recipes written on 3x5 cards where this was called "Galette," but I have never seen it called that anywhere else. It was a yorkshire pudding recipe that added cinnamon and nutmeg while replacing the meat drippings with butter. I've been cutting the butter in half for years, but today I decided to take it out completely and was really pleased with the result (at least in a glass pan!) Cooking Light has a good apple one here but it takes about an hour to make, and is so good that I tend to eat half of it, which defeats the "light" part. I usually make this with apple, but I had a pear, so I used it.

Pear Oven Pancake
Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 25 min Serves: 1-2

1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 pear (apple, dates, or other fruit would work, too)

- Preheat oven to 425 and put in empty pie plate to heat
- Slice fruit (1/8 to 1/4 inch thick, or halve dates)
- Combine egg, milk, and spices in a small bowl
- Add flour and baking powder to wet ingredients; stir until it's all moist (it will be lumpy)
- Remove pie plate from oven, spray with cooking spray
- Arrange fruit on the bottom of the pie pan
- Pour batter over fruit
- Cook at 425 for 25 minutes

You can leave out the fruit or double the recipe in one pie pan. If you double it, turn the heat down to 375 after 10 minutes and cook until the top is golden brown.

Nutrition facts (whole recipe, with pear):
Fat: 6.6g Cal: 470 Pro: 17 g Carbs: 88

Apple version (show to the right with Satisfying Hot Chocolate):

1 comment:

Try this and want to share how it went? Have questions before you try it? Let me know!