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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

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.

Recipe Note


Test Kitchen Tips

  • Many fruits can be used in place of the apples. Pears, berries, peaches or plums are all delish. If you use berries, just skip the precooking step.
  • For extra flavor, try adding a splash of almond or vanilla extract to the batter.
  • 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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    mumsay
    Reviewed Nov. 29, 2017

    "Delicious and easy to make. I added cinnamon to the apples, and next time I make it I'll double the amount of apples."

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    I_Fortuna
    Reviewed Sep. 22, 2017

    "I love these pancakes. We used to call them Dutch Babies. If you don't have apples, other fruits like preaches, strawberries or blueberries, or one's favorite can be used. My personal favorite is peaches."

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    Cinderellahasherfella
    Reviewed Sep. 22, 2017

    "Iv been making this for years.. .

    I use Brown sugar and cinnamon on top..
    Gives it great flavor...
    A hit with company..
    Looks impressive...
    I server with Greek yogurt and fresh fruit..."

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    Mary
    Reviewed Sep. 21, 2017

    "The same recipe I've been using for 50 years, we called it Popover Pancake. Yummy"

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    MNKaren
    Reviewed May. 25, 2017

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

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    dariawd
    Reviewed Oct. 10, 2015

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

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    sheepsrule
    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."

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    mollybrown11
    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."

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    VictoriaElaine
    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!"

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    eli05
    Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

    "It was very good!!"

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