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German Apple Pancake Recipe

German Apple Pancake Recipe

If you're looking for a pretty dish to make when having guests for brunch, try this. Everyone I've served it to has enjoyed it...expect for one time, that is, when my husband tried to make it following my recipe, which I'd written down incorrectly! If you don't leave out the flour like I did, it'll turn out terrific!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tart baking apples, peeled and sliced
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • 1. Preheat a 10-in. cast-iron skillet in a 425° oven. Meanwhile, in a blender, combine the eggs, milk, flour, salt and nutmeg; cover and process until smooth.
  • 2. Add butter to hot skillet; return to oven until butter bubbles. Pour batter into skillet. Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until pancake puffs and edges are browned and crisp.
  • 3. For topping, in a skillet, add the apples, butter and sugar; cook and stir over medium heat until apples are tender. Spoon into baked pancake. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Cut and serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 192 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 107 mg cholesterol, 273 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for German Apple Pancake

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Reviewed Oct. 10, 2015

"I've been making this recipe since Bountiful Harvest came out. It's delicious every time and a family favorite."

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2013

"Wow. Wow. The only problem with this is that I'll be making it A LOT because it is so darn good. I added a little cinnamon and sprinkled a few sliced almonds on top of the apples, baked it a couple minutes with the apples and almonds. So darn good."

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2012

"I used less sugar and should have used less butter, because I felt there was too much butter. I added golden raisins, which made up for the lessened amount of sugar, added to the flavor and visual appeal, and it really tasted great. Will make it again."

Reviewed Sep. 5, 2012

"I've never made anything like this before, but thought it would be a good way to use up the apples I had on hand. I only had 2 eggs to use, but it turned out just fine! I also substituted 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon for the nutmeg & didn't use lemon wedges. This was soooo yummy, I can't wait to make it again!"

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

"It was very good!!"

Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"Hubby requests this all the time. Great recipe!"

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2011

"This recipe is quick, easy and delicious! Made a couple of additions: I used about 4 apples just because they were getting too soft and we don't eat them when they are soft. I also added a little vanilla to the apples while they cooked , didn't use an powder sugar just used sugar in the raw."

Reviewed Oct. 2, 2010

"Just made this for my family for a late breakfast. It was delish and easy prep. I did add butter and a little sugar to the pancake, and to the apples I used a little brown sugar and nutmeg. I omitted serving with the lemon wedges as my family tends to not like tart things. I am definitely adding this one to my recipe box. Perfect for a crowd!"

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2009

"With my German heritage, I grew up on these pancakes and they are the greatest!"

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2009

"Ummmm like apple pie for breakfast! I added cinnamon and brown sugar to the apples. I also made it with GF(gluten free) flour it turned out wonderful! I will make again and try it with some different fruits!"

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2009

"Delicious! First time having German pancakes. My husband doesn't like any pancake that has any flavor; only plain. He loved these. He said they taste like pop-overs (which he loves)."

Reviewed Jul. 14, 2009

" Thank You for the recipe.

We often want somthing different especially when the weather is cold and grey.
I'm giving this a try!

Reviewed Jul. 14, 2009

"How can this receipe and the one with peaches possibly serve 6-8 people when it is made in a 10 inch skillet???

Pat Lampi"

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