Pears, plums, berries, under-ripe bananas, etc. can be substituted for the apples-depending on the season. Muscovado replaced plain ol' brown sugar, honey for maple syrup, heavy cream for milk, one teaspoon ground cinnamon in original recipe was replaced with Recipe #266688-in my lame attempt to "anglicize" the recipe. For our small family, this recipe was cut in half (although with the same amount of fruit) and I also baked the pancake in an eight inch cast iron skillet instead of a pie pan. Puffy pancake pulls double duty as both a breakfast entree and dessert. Local recipe.