I found this wonderfully easy recipe in my email box that was overflowing with 2000 emails! I've followed these ladies for awhile and they make some fantastic dishes.
We used pie filling since we're trying to use up things in our cabinet before our big move. It made it really sweet and we all decided we wouldn't do that again. But we did like the idea of mixing the fruit in more rather than just dropping it on top. Original recipe here. We made 3x the recipe for 7 people and we had a whole pan leftover.
This recipe can be doubled and baked in a 9X13 oven-proof dish.
2 pears, peeled and sliced
3 tbsp butter, melted and divided
¾ cup flour
2 tbsp sugar
½ tsp salt
¾ cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 400°. Spray 8" round or square ceramic dish with cooking spray.
In saucepan, cook pears with 1 tbsp of the butter for about 5 minutes, while you prepare the batter.
In medium mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt. Set aside.
Beat the rest of the butter (2 tbsp) with eggs, milk, and vanilla, using a whisk.
Add liquids to combined dry ingredients, stirring well with whisk. (Will be slightly lumpy.)
Pour into prepared dish. Spoon cooked pears evenly over the batter.
Bake for 30 minutes, until puffed and golden. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
Dust with icing sugar and serve with maple syrup. Serves 3-4