Dorie Greenspan’s Pear Flip-Flop

The pears start on top and finish on the bottom!
4½ Tbsp unsalted butter
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1½ tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup milk
1¼ tsp vanilla
1½ cups sliced or diced pears (canned pears would be fine – just drain and pat them dry before you use them)
Powdered sugar, for dusting
At a glance:Servings: 8

Active Time: 10 min.

Total Time: 1 hour 20 min.


1. Cut the butter into chunks and toss into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. (Pyrex or ceramic works well.) Place in a 350°F oven for 5 to 8 minutes, or until butter is melted. Meanwhile, whisk together dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Add milk and vanilla and whisk until smooth.

2. Pour batter over the hot butter; top with the pears. Bake 45 minutes, or until top is browned and a toothpick poked into the center comes out clean. As they bake, the pears will sink to the bottom and form their own layer.

3. Cool 30 minutes; dust with powdered sugar. Serve slightly warm, straight from the dish.

NUTRITONAL INFORMATION:Serves 8. Per serving: 210 calories, 7g fat, 20mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 2g protein, 35g carbs, 1g fiber

Via Dori Greenspan

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