Pillsbury Bake-Off Countdown: Cherry-Vanilla Dutch Pancake

Cherry-Vanilla Dutch Pancake

This sounds like a most excellent breakfast to me, how about you? It is a pancake that includes sugar and cherries. It sounds virtuous enough for a weekday, but tasty enough for a brunch. This sweet recipe comes from Lauren Katz of Ashburn, Virginia!

Cherry-Vanilla Dutch Pancake

  • Prep Time: 20 Min
  • Total Time: 40 Min
  • Makes: 6 servings


  • 1/2 container Pillsbury Gluten Free refrigerated pie and pastry dough
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Watkins™ Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen (thawed and drained) pitted dark sweet cherries


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Let pastry dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften.
  2. Meanwhile, in 12-inch ovenproof skillet, melt butter in oven. In small microwavable measuring cup or bowl; microwave milk uncovered on High 30 seconds.
  3. In blender or food processor, break up pastry dough. Add 1/4 cup of the powdered sugar, the milk, eggs and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla. Cover; blend on low speed 30 to 45 seconds or until smooth.
  4. Tilt and rotate skillet to completely cover bottom and sides with melted butter; pour extra melted butter into blender. Blend pastry mixture with quick on-and-off motions until blended. Immediately pour batter into hot skillet.
  5. Bake 20 to 24 minutes or until puffy and golden brown around edges.
  6. Meanwhile, cut cherries in half, if desired. In medium microwavable bowl, combine cherries, the remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla and 2 tablespoons of the powdered sugar; stir until sugar dissolves. Microwave cherry mixture uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring once, until warm.
  7. Sprinkle hot pancake with remaining 1 tablespoon powdered sugar; cut into wedges. Top with cherries.

Note: the Pillsbury Bake-Off is coming in November! Check out my coverage of the 45th and 46th Bake-Off, and follow the recipes posted so far by clicking the bakeoff tag below.