German Apple Pancake


The scents and spices in this German apple pancake remind me of autumn, but truly it’s a great breakfast or dessert any time of year.

A German pancake is basically the same thing as a Dutch Baby, a skillet sized baked treat filled with sliced apples and a sweet dough with a texture a bit like a popover.

The best thing about this recipe, though, besides the flavor, is that it’s easy to make and great for serving a crowd. Depending on the season, you could also swap the apple with peaches or blueberries.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. While the oven is pre-heating, core and slice the apples.

Mix the eggs, milk, flour, sugar, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon in a blender to make the German apple pancake batter. Pulse the ingredients together until well blended.

In a 12-inch dish (a pie pan or skillet both work great), add butter and place it in the oven until the butter is melted.

Carefully remove the pan from the oven. Add a single layer apple slices to the pan with the melted butter, then pour pancake batter over the apples. Sprinkle the top with brown sugar.

Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Serve immediately with warm maple syrup. Serves 6-8.

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