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German Apple Pancake Recipe

piece of German Apple Pancake, similar to a Dutch Baby, oven baked and filled with apples and served with some maple syrup on the side
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My German Apple Pancake recipe is so easy, so quick, and so absolutely wunderbar! If you have company ... this will impress them. It's easy! This pancake is made with your blender. If you don't have one, use a mixer. Or, just use a whisk and bowl. Anything works! It's baked in the oven, so you're not standing there making one pancake after the other on top of the hot stove. 

Yes, you'll love my oven-baked apple pancake ... you can trust Oma! Check out below if you want to use buttermilk. There are several size dishes you can use, depending on how you like your pancake. Let me show you what I mean:

I love to use my lightweight Corningware casserole dish  for this recipe.

I like using Corningware whenever I can. In fact, I've got quite a collection of it in all different sizes and shapes. (particularly the French White series.

However, this new lightweight series is amazing. Click on the photo to take a peek.

It looks like fine china and is perfect for so many of my recipes.


German Apple Pancake Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs
  • 1½ cups milk (or buttermilk)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 apples, peeled and sliced
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar (optional)
Instructions:
  • Preheat oven to 425° F.
  • In a blender, mix eggs, milk, flour, sugar, and salt. Or, if you prefer, just put into a bowl and whisk till smooth. 
  • Put butter in 10 x 13 inch baking dish (see video above for more ideas) and place dish in oven until butter is melted.
  • Add apple slices to baking dish and leave in oven until butter sizzles. This can take about 5 minutes. Do not let apples brown.
  • Remove baking dish from oven and pour batter over apples. Sprinkle with brown sugar (if using). Return to oven and bake 20 minutes or until browned.
  • Serve immediately. Makes 4 - 6 servings.
Hints:
  • Add 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract to batter
  • Add ¼ tsp cinnamon to batter
  • Add some raisins to apples
  • Use pears instead of apples

This easily serves 4 to 6 people for a breakfast brunch. If it's the main attraction, count on serving 4 people. Serve with maple syrup, sausages, bacon, or your favorite pancake toppings. If there are leftovers, it tastes great cold as well. :)

Cutting my Dutch Baby fresh from the oven with my ecookbook on the iPad providing the recipeThis time I added an extra apple. So GOOD!

 It's sort of like a soufflé. It's nicely puffed as soon as it's out of the oven, but will slowly fall as you start to serve it.

collage showing how to make a German Apple Pancake, with it raising in the oven just like an apple souffle pancake should!Made this one for hubby and me for supper ... was SO good, there weren't any leftovers!

Use Buttermilk, instead!

I had some buttermilk that needed to be used. I thought, "Why not this apple pancake?" I made no changes to anything else. Just subbed the buttermilk in place of the regular milk.

Result?

YUMMY! In fact, I may just plan on buying buttermilk on purpose, just for this. The resulting pancake is just a bit fluffier. Wunderbar. Here's how I made it:

Collage showing how to make buttermilk puffed apple pancakeI substituted buttermilk for the milk in this pancake. Wumderbar! Will do this again, for sure!

Personally, I usually leave out the brown sugar. The pancake is sweet enough ... especially when accompanied with wonderful Canadian Maple Syrup!

Some call this a "Dutch Baby" pancake. For us, it's our German Apple Pancake. Whatever you call it, it's scrumptious! You'll find the center isn't fluffy, rather more custardy/or egg-y. Absolutely wunderbar!

I used this recipe to show my two young granddaughters how to make pancakes. Their dad likes to make them pancakes on Sunday mornings, but this one is just a bit different from what they are used to.

It's become an "Oma" tradition when they sleep over. That's what they come to expect for a late breakfast the next morning. Late, because it's always holidays and we stay up late the night before.

Because it's usually late in the morning, this puffed oven-baked pancake filled with apples and served with maple syrup is usually all they want until an early afternoon snack.

Dutch Baby Recipe?

The recipe above is based off an authentic German Pfannkuchen (pancake) recipe but is also known as  Dutch baby pancake, Bismarck, Dutch puff, puffed apple pancake, caramelized apple soufflé pancake ... All interesting names for a wonderful dish!


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