Pear and Caramel Pancakes

28 August 2015 / Posted in Sweets
Pear and caramel pancakes

Pancakes are the easiest treats to prepare and you're almost guaranteed to always have the basic ingredients in your kitchen. Now take them up a notch with this pear and caramel sauce. Light and airy pancakes filled with caramel, a hint of citrus, spices and fresh pears. You will raise the bar with these pancakes!

Pear and Caramel Pancakes

Pear and caramel pancakes

160 g (200 ml) soft brown sugar
100 g (100 ml) butter
200 ml cream
15 ml lemon rind
15 ml lemon juice
5 ml ground allspice
4 - 5 medium pears, quartered and thinly sliced and sprinkled with some extra lemon juice to prevent discolouring



Bake pancakes and keep warm until filling is ready. See pancake blog post. 


  1. Place all the ingredients except pears in a 24 cm Fry Pan. Melt together over a low-medium heat while stirring often until blended.
  2. Once sugar has dissolved completely, bring mixture to a slow simmer and allow to simmer without lid over a slightly lower heat for 5 - 10 minutes to thicken slightly.
  3. Add pears and allow to simmer without lid for another 10 minutes or until pears are tender, but not mushy.
  4. Spoon a few pear slices with some sauce onto each pancake and fold in half or in triangles. Place 3 pancakes on a plate and spoon extra sauce around them. Serve with coarsely chopped pecans or hazelnuts and cream, ice cream, Greek or Bulgarian yoghurt.
  • Substitute pears with green apples if preferred.
  • 20 - 30 ml brandy or orange liqueur can be added to the sauce.