Caramelized Pear Dutch Baby


Choose to make a large dutch baby or opt for mini cast-iron casserole pans for a sweet individual brunch serving.

small cast iron pans with Caramelized Pear Dutch Baby
Photo: Brie Passano
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
35 mins
Stand Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 2 tablespoon butter, cut up

  • 3 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom

  • 1 cup thinly sliced, cored pears

  • 3 eggs

  • ½ cup milk

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • teaspoon salt

  • cup caramel ice cream topping or dulce de leche, warmed

  • Powdered sugar


  1. Place butter in a 10-inch oven-going skillet in a cold oven. Preheat oven to 425°F.

  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl stir together 2 Tbsp. of the granulated sugar and 1/8 tsp. each of the cinnamon and cardamom. Add pear slices; toss gently to coat.

  3. Remove skillet from oven and swirl to coat surface with butter. Spread pear mixture evenly in skillet. Bake 10 minutes or until pears are slightly softened and butter is bubbling and beginning to brown around the edges.

  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl whisk together eggs, milk, flour, vanilla, salt, remaining 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar, and remaining 1/8 tsp. each cinnamon and cardamom until smooth.

  5. Pour batter over pears. Bake 25 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Remove skillet; let stand 5 minutes (pancake will deflate during standing). Drizzle with caramel topping and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Individual Sweet Dutch Baby:

Prepare as above, except divide butter and filing among 4 12-ounce individual ceramic or cast iron casseroles. Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until puffed and golden.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

306 Calories
10g Fat
46g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 306
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 157mg 52%
Sodium 266mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1.9mg 10%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Potassium 164mg 3%
Folate, total 50.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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