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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—except 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 as I did, it'll turn out terrific! —Judi Van Beek, Lynden, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 3 large 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: 192 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 107mg cholesterol, 273mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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MNKaren User ID: 3712596 266321
Reviewed May. 25, 2017

"Needs a teaspoon of vanilla in the pancake batter. Otherwise, it's perfect and delicious!"

dariawd User ID: 4452331 234311
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2015

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

sheepsrule User ID: 6437155 73922
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."

mollybrown11 User ID: 6865276 44296
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."

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 19772
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!"

eli05 User ID: 3750978 73921
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

"It was very good!!"

digbugsgirl User ID: 1242416 39771
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

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

zaccat User ID: 6025240 73917
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."

erinmdavis User ID: 4978849 18292
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!"

mtnladylove User ID: 4079545 20209
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2009

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

Lene56 User ID: 982248 44497
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!"

digbugsgirl User ID: 1242416 18288
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)."

j.butler1 User ID: 2732554 20208
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!

patricialampi User ID: 3999824 39769
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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