Finnish Oven Pear Pancake (PannuKakku)

This pancake is perfect for breakfast with its custardy texture and crisp edges. Try other fruits such as apples, bananas, fresh peaches or even a berry of your liking.

Finnish Oven Pear Pancake (PannuKakku)

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes

Serves

4 people

This Finnish Oven Pear Pancake is perfect for breakfast with its custardy texture and crisp edges. Try other fruits such as apples, bananas, fresh peaches or even a berry of your liking.

Ingredients

Pancake

  • As needed Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup evaporated skim or whole milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pear
  • Vanilla-Cinnamon Sauce if desired

Vanilla-Cinnamon Sauce

  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Preparation

Pancake

  • 1 Preheat oven to 375-degrees F. Liberally coat the bottom and sides of a 9- to 10-inch pie pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  • 2 In a large bowl, whisk flour, 1/4 cup sugar, milk, eggs, baking powder and cinnamon until smooth. Pour into prepared skillet.
  • 3 Peel pear, core, halve vertically and thinly slice. Arrange in a concentric circle on top of pancake batter.
  • 4 Sprinkle remaining sugar over the top and bake 18-20 minutes, or until the edges have risen and the center feels firm.
  • 5 Remove from oven to cut into wedges to serve. Top with Vanilla Cinnamon Sauce if desired.

Vanilla-Cinnamon Sauce

  • 1 Make sauce while pancake is cooking.
  • 2 Combine ingredients and in a small saucepan over medium heat, whisking until smooth. Bring to scalding, whisking almost constantly.
  • 3 After a few minutes, when it begins to thicken, continually whisk until sauce has thickened, about 2 minutes once it has started to scald.
  • 4 Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla before serving.

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