Meatless Friday: Very Berry Pear-Packed German Pancake

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This simple breakfast-for-dinner recipe gets you your protein, starch and fruit fiber without a scrap of meat. Late in summer, we can our own pears, and this dish is a great way to use them up. The blueberries perk up the gentle flavor of the pears. Sprinkle with powdered sugar for a bit of added sweetness.

"Meatless Friday: Very Berry Pear-Packed German Pancake" by Erin McCole Cupp (CatholicMom.com)

Copyright 2017 Erin McCole Cupp. All rights reserved.

Very Berry Pear-Packed German Pancake

1 large can of pears, sliced or halved (we use a quart jar of home canned in light syrup, but you can use a 29oz can of store-bought)
6 large eggs
1 c milk
1 c flour
½ tsp salt
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 c blueberries, fresh or thawed and drained

Preheat oven to 400F. Slice pears into ½” wedges, if not already sliced, and arrange in the bottom of a greased 9X13 baking pan. Place eggs, milk, flour, salt, melted butter and vanilla extract in a blender and process until smooth, scraping flour off sides as needed. Pour batter over arranged pears and sprinkle with blueberries. Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Serve immediately. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

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Copyright 2017 Erin McCole Cupp.

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Erin McCole Cupp is a wife, mother, and lay Dominican who lives with her family of vertebrates somewhere out in the middle of Nowhere, Pennsylvania. Her short writing has appeared in Canticle Magazine, The Catholic Standard and Times, Parents, The Philadelphia City Paper, The White Shoe Irregular, Outer Darkness Magazine, and the newsletter of her children’s playgroup. She is a contributor to CatholicMom.com and has been a guest blogger for the Catholic Writers Guild. Her other professional experiences include acting, costuming, youth ministry, international scholar advising, and waiting tables. When Erin is not writing, cooking or parenting, she can be found reading, singing a bit too loudly, sewing for people she loves, gardening in spite of herself, or dragging loved ones to visitors centers at tourist spots around the country. Find her books and other projects at her website.

2 Comments

  1. Ooh! I’m going to save this recipe to use when we have a bounty of fresh pears in August. And grab up a bunch of blueberries when they go on sale and freeze them. Thank you!

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