Red pear Dutch Baby

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Delicious and easy, enjoy this Red Pear Dutch Baby in four small 5-inch cast iron skillets or make one large one in a 10-inch top diameter cast iron skillet.


Dutch Baby Batter:

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch table salt

For the pears:

  • 2 red pears ripe but firm
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup water

Cinnamon Whipped Cream:

  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • Confectioners'/Icing sugar for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 425F. 
  • Prepare Dutch baby batter by combining batter ingredients in a blender. Blend until well combined. Let stand while you saute the pears.
  • Cut pears in half and core. Set aside.
  • In a non-stick skillet, melt butter for the pears over medium heat. Place white sugar on a plate and dip the cut side of the pears in the sugar. Place in the skillet with the butter and allow to cook until the pears start to caramelize on the bottom. Add the 1/4 cup water and continue to cook pears in skillet until water mostly evaporates.
  • Give Dutch baby batter a quick blend. Transfer a pear half to each of the four individual skillets or place all four pear halves in one larger 10-inch skillet. Divide the batter between the four skillets or add all to one large skillet, if using. Place in oven and bake until puffy and golden, about 20 minutes.
  • While Dutch babies are baking, prepare whipped cream by whipping cream with sugar until whipped to soft peaks. Whip in cinnamon. Keep in refrigerator until needed.
  • When Dutch baby are baked, remove from oven and let stand a few minutes. They will deflate as they cool. Serve warm in skillet (with handle wrapped as it will be hot!) with cinnamon whipped cream.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 239mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 1125IU | Vitamin C: 3.8mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 2.1mg