A German baked apple pancake or Dutch Baby pancake is perfect for either breakfast or dinner. With a custard filling and sweet apples, you can't go wrong with this easy and delicious German apple pancake recipe.
2-3apples(About 3 cups, peeled and sliced and cut into pieces)
Heat oven to 400º.
In a small bowl combine 3 tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
Cut butter into chunks and place in a cast iron skillet,or oven proof pan. Place in oven and let melt for 3 minutes. Remove and add brown sugar to the butter. Spread apples on top and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Place in the oven and cook for 10 minutes until apples are carmelized, stirring half way through.
While the apples are cooking, whisk together the flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, salt and nutmeg in a large bowl. Gradually add milk, whisking constantly until there are no lumps. Beat in the vanilla and eggs with a hand mixer, beating for 2 minutes until foamy. Let the batter rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
Remove pan from the oven and pour batter over the apples. Bake for about 20 minutes until browned and the center is set. The pancake will puff up substantially and then fall once removed form the oven.
Barbara's Notes + Tips
You can also use a blender or a food processor to combine the ingredients.
Make sure you let the batter rest for at least 5 minutes and up to 20 minutes if you have time.
This is delicious even without the apples.
If you aren't using an iron skillet, it may take a little longer to cook.