Sunday Brunch: Rum and Pear Pancakes

Sunday Brunch

How to make the best meal of the week even better.

Editor's note: Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.


[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

Early fall is a great time of year for fruit, and if you're a fan of the gentle sweetness of pears then I'm guessing you've made sure to stock up on this fall's bounty. Adding just a bit of rum to softly cooked pears plays off the fruit's natural flavor, without overshadowing them.

I love pouring this sauce over pancakes, not to mention a big bowl of yogurt or ice cream. But for this recipe, I took things a step further, grating the pears and adding the mixture directly into my pancake batter. The result? Warm, fluffy pancakes with the sweet, boozy flavor of pears infused in every bite.

About the author: Sydney Oland lives in Somerville, Mass. Find more information at (or read