Upside-Down Apple Bacon Pancake

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 14, 2023
I frequently cook Sunday brunch for my husband and myself, and I am always experimenting with new recipes. Apples picked from our tree were the inspiration behind these sweet and savory pancakes, which my husband quickly declared a keeper. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Upside-Down Apple Bacon Pancake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 large apple, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional toppings: Confectioners' sugar and maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In an 8-in. cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towels to drain, reserving drippings.
  2. Add apple to drippings; cook and stir over medium-high heat until crisp-tender, 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with bacon, brown sugar and cinnamon.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and baking powder. In a small bowl, combine egg, milk, butter and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Pour over apples.
  4. Bake until lightly browned, 20-25 minutes. Invert onto a serving plate. If desired, dust with confectioners' sugar and serve with syrup.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 371 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 430mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.