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Recipe courtesy of Ginevra Iverson for Food Network Kitchen

Fluffy Oven Pancake with Pears

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
In this perfect oven pancake, cottage cheese lightens the batter and keeps it fluffy and moist as it bakes atop a pinwheel of caramelized pears. A generous pat of butter and a drizzle of maple syrup are the finishing touches on the easiest, most impressive pancake around.



  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Whisk the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Whisk the milk, vanilla, eggs and 4 tablespoons of the butter in a medium bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and whisk until just combined. Fold in the cottage cheese with a rubber spatula. Transfer the mixture to a large liquid measuring cup for easy pouring.
  3. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a medium ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium heat until bubbling. Arrange the pear wedges in the skillet in a pinwheel pattern, with the thin tips pointing out and the rounded ends meeting in the center. Cook to soften the pears slightly, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with the brown sugar, cover and cook until the sugar starts to melt, about 2 minutes.
  4. Uncover the skillet and pour in the batter, starting at the outside edge and working in a circular pattern towards the center. (This will keep the pears in place.) Continue to cook on the stovetop until the butter starts to bubble up around the edges, about 2 minutes. Transfer to the oven and bake, uncovered, until set and golden, 25 to 30 minutes.
  5. Carefully invert the pancake onto a serving dish. Serve with pats of butter and maple syrup for topping.

Cook’s Note

When measuring flour, we spoon it into a dry measuring cup and level off excess. (Scooping directly from the bag compacts the flour, resulting in dry baked goods.)