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Dutch Baby Pancake with Strawberry-Almond Compote

Pannekoeken, or Dutch baked pancakes, are a treat in my husband’s family. You can also try this recipe with vanilla extract, blueberries and lemon peel. —Jennifer Beckman, Falls Church, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings (3 cups topping)


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  • Preheat oven to 400°. Place butter in a 9-in. pie plate. Place in oven for 4-5 minutes or until butter is melted; carefully swirl to coat evenly.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, orange zest and extract until blended. Whisk in flour, sugar and salt. Pour into hot pie plate. Bake 20-25 minutes or until puffed and sides are golden brown and crisp.
  • In a small bowl, combine topping ingredients. Remove pancake from oven; serve immediately with topping.
Editor's Note
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice with 1/2 cup topping: 252 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 153mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 fruit.

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  • AKEmily
    Jun 17, 2020

    This turned out perfectly. I loved the hint of orange from the zest. The edges puffed up beautifully and the texture was spot on. My two oldest teenage daughters enjoyed it; my youngest didn't really like it-- the egginess threw her off as she's used to "regular" pancakes. But it was nice to try something new for breakfast.

  • Lady Fingers
    Jun 10, 2017

    A really good Dutch Baby recipe -- very eggy. The addition of orange rind adds a little extra something to the pancake. (I skipped the almond this time.)

  • MichaelVyskocil
    Nov 2, 2013

    The Dutch Baby Pancake is always a delightful alternative to the traditional griddle cakes. You could substitute other seasonal fruits for the strawberries in this recipe.

  • randcbruns
    Jul 16, 2013

    Dutch Babies are a favorite around our house. They are so fun for the kids because the puff up. This compote is just wonderful. It is like a tangy and it doesn't over power the delicate flavor of the pancake.

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    May 25, 2013

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    Mar 22, 2013

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