Now is the perfect time to make …
German Apple Pancakes!
Autumn has to be my favorite season with Spring following close on it’s heels, oh so close!
The breeze is getting cooler, the leaves are changing colors and the abundance of harvest this time of year is so inspiring. Years ago, I lived in the mountains of North Carolina (gorgeous) and fell in love with the beauty, the crisp mornings and the apple festivals. There was nothing like it!
During this time of year, I do my best to recreate the delicious recipes that whisper and sometimes even yell at me that fall has arrived.
One of my favorite recipes, is a ridiculously easy-to-make apple recipe, German Apple Pancakes, or otherwise known as Apple Dutch Baby.
To make this tasty dish, you can use any 10 inch skillet that is oven proof OR you can get that cast iron skillet out and enjoy true cooking perfection. I obviously lean towards using a cast iron skillet.
What I love about German Apple Pancakes:
- The simplicity of the recipe, yet the incredible yummy taste.
- A wonderful treat for breakfast and perfect for a brunch.
- It’s a straight from oven to table recipe that looks gorgeous served straight out of the skillet.
- Can also be made as a dessert, just add a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream or drizzle with cream and it’s hard to resist. Yum!
Now it’s time to make this gorgeous tasting recipe!
- 4 Eggs
- 3/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
- 3/4 cup Milk
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 2 Tbls Butter
- 1 Apple, sliced thinly (I like to use 1/2 each of Gala and Granny Smith)
- 2 Tbls Sugar, (I use Demerara sugar)
- 1/2 tsp ground Nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground Cinnamon
- A pinch of ground Cloves
- Pears instead of Apples
- Brown Butter instead of just melted Butter
- Ice Cream or Heavy Cream to serve (for a Dessert of course)
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Using an oven proof skillet, add Butter to skillet and heat over medium high heat until melted, swirl around to coat skillet.
- In a medium bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, mix together the Eggs, Flour, Milk, Salt and 1/4 tsp of the Nutmeg for about 1 minute until well blended. Set aside.
- In buttered skillet, arrange the sliced Apples in 1 layer, then slowly pour over the batter, making sure that it covers the bottom and between the Apples.
- Mix the Sugar with 1/4 tsp Nutmeg and Cinnamon. Sprinkle over the top of your batter and apples.
- Bake in a 400°F pre-heated oven for 25 - 30 minutes or until slightly puffed and golden.
- Serve and enjoy.
If you are a real sweet tooth, you can add 1/4 cup of sugar to the batter while mixing.If using nuts, it's always better to toast them first before adding to any batter. Or you can sprinkle the toasted nuts over the top just before serving.