This easy Pear Dutch Baby recipe makes you look like you spent hours making but really only took you about 20 minutes. We originally found Dutch Baby recipes about a year and a half ago when we were seeing what we could cook outside in our new campfire dutch oven. This one has been adapted for a cast iron frying pan and really looks beautiful when it comes out of the oven. It is also much easier to cook, clean up, and is healthier than say the campfire classic: cobbler. This desert is so light and tasty you might find yourself cooking another one before the first is all gone!
- 3 large eggs, at room temperature
- 3/4 cup whole milk, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sugar – you can use sugar substitute to make a healthier option
- 1 tsp. Baking powder
- 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
- 4 tbsp. Butter (2 tbsp. melted separately)
- 2 cups cut and peeled pears
- 1/2 a lemon
- confectioners sugar for dusting
*Note: if you’d like a savory style Dutch Baby, leave out the sugar and add 1/2 a tsp of salt and pepper. Then top with your favorite breakfast foods: fried eggs, bacon, sausage, really anything you’d like!
Preheat oven to 425
Mix together the first 6 ingredients (with the 2 tbsp. of melted butter) and set aside. Place your 10” skillet in the oven to heat up. After 5 mins remove the skillet and place the remaining 2 tbsp. of butter in the hot skillet making sure to swirl around coating the bottom and sides with the melting butter. Mix in half of your pears into the batter and pour into your hot skillet. Place in the middle of the oven and bake until puffed up and golden on top (about 20 minutes). Top with remaining pears and squeeze 1/2 your lemon over top. Finish off your Dutch Baby by dusting with confectioners sugar. You can serve from your skillet or remove by sliding it out onto a cutting board.
You can also substitute pears in this Pear Dutch Baby for most fruits. If you do this recipe with apples make sure to slice them very thin so they cook all the way through.
If you want a thicker Dutch Baby, double the recipe to get the result like in the Cranberry Dutch Baby picture below (this will extend your cooking time by about 10-15 minutes).
You can follow the savory recipe above for a Breakfast Dutch Baby. We love to top ours with bacon and then added scrambled eggs on the side.Print