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Buttermilk Pancakes with Chocolate Truffle Syrup and Candied Pears

Lauren Grier | Breakfast, Chocolate, Pears | American

Nothing goes better together than maple syrup and pancakes. Except for maybe this recipe for Buttermilk Pancakes with Chocolate Truffle Syrup and Candied Pears using Harry & David famous truffles and pears. It's a deliciously indulgent way to start the day!

We love the delicious possibilities that await when we dig into one of our gourmet gift baskets. Our Dessert Wine and Truffles Gift can actually put a tasty spin on breakfast. Using our decadent truffles and famous Royal Riviera Pears, we created this delicious and indulgent breakfast treat! Instead of using standard maple syrup as a topping for these fluffy pancakes, we decided to take it up a notch and create a chocolate truffle sauce with candied pears. It's sweet, easy to make, and incredibly delicious. This recipe is a Harry & David twist on a breakfast staple that will make the whole family want seconds or thirds. Breakfast will never look the same.. enjoy!

Buttermilk Pancakes with Chocolate Truffle Syrup and Candied Pears

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes |


For buttermilk pancakes

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1/4 unsalted butter, melted, cooled
  • pinch of cinnamon

For truffle syrup

For the candied pears

  • 2 large pears, diced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


For the buttermilk pancakes

  1. In a large bowl, whisk all eight ingredients together. don't over mix the batter.
  2. Preheat a skillet to medium-high heat. Spray the skillet with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Ladle about 1/3 cup of the batter into the skillet. Once little bubbles appear, flip the pancake.
  4. Cook for another minute or until golden brown.
  5. Repeat the process until all the batter has been used. Drizzle your pancake with the truffle syrup and garnish with the candied pears!

For the chocolate truffle sauce

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt six chocolate truffles.
  2. Stir to make sure the chocolate doesn't burn. Remove from heat.

For the candied pears

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Toss pears with brown sugar and place on baking sheet
  3. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden and caramelized.
Makes: 8 pancakes
Serves: 8 servings