Bake something inexpensive and different for breakfast!
This is based on a recipe from Erin Chase at $5 Dinners (she has a cookbook out called "The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook that is filled with $5 dinners) that she got from the Carnation Holiday baking book and went over very well and there were no leftovers. I can't say it is really a pancake - the consistency is somewhere between a quiche or flan and a pancake with a pear custard sort of flavor that was delicious.
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 12 ounce can Evaporated Milk
- 3 large eggs
- 1 ripe pear
- Non-Stick Spray Coating
- Pancake syrup (optional)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 TBSP Sugar
Peel and core the pear, then slice it into thin pieces.
Pour in a medium to large bowl 1/2 cup flour.
Add 1/4 cup of sugar to the flour.
Add 1/4 tsp of salt to the flour and sugar and mix thoroughly.
In a separate medium bowl, a mix the can of milk and the three eggs together. Pour this mixture into the flour/sugar/salt mixture and mix thoroughly.
Spray the pan you are going to use with a non-stick coating spray. The original recipe called for a 9x9 inch round pan, but I used a slightly larger pan.
Pour the batter into the baking dish, then arrange the pear slices on top in a pinwheel pattern.
In a small bowl, mix the 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 2 TBSP of sugar together.
Scatter the topping mix over the top of the pear bake.
Bake 15-20 minutes (I baked for a little over 20 minutes) until it is golden brown and puffy.
I served ours warm with pancake syrup on the top.