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.

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[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

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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.