From The Kitchen Of Rachelle Underwood

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

To Die For German Apple Pancake, wow, wow, wow.  This is the best recipe for a German apple pancake I have EVER had.  Surprisingly it didn't have 6 tablespoons of butter and half and half in it either.  It's almost hard to put it into words how much I loved the texture and flavor balance in this recipe.  The apples and brown sugar caramelized underneath a crepe like custard.  It puffs up in the oven, is beautiful when it's done, and makes you feel very "chefy". My kids LOVED this.
You could use any apple in this recipe besides red and golden delicious.  I didn't bother removing the apple peel, because I don't mind the texture and added fiber (or hiber as my 3 year old says it).  Please, please make this recipe this weekend for your family, or just for yourself.  You will love it.  I will definitely be making this for my mom and dad as well as my mother and father in-law when we go to the mainland this summer....they are going to love it!

To Die For German Apple Pancake

4 eggs
1 c milk (I used non-fat, but you can use any you have on hand)
1 c flour
1 1/4 tsp vanilla
2 tbs sugar
1/8 tsp salt

2 apples, cored and sliced thinly
2 1/2 tbs butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
pinch of salt
1/3 c brown sugar

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  In a large bowl, slightly beat the eggs.  Add milk, sugar, flour, salt, and vanilla.  Whisk until smooth.  Let sit on the counter while you prepare the apples.  In a 12 inch oven safe skillet, melt the butter.  Add sliced apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt to the skillet.  cook over medium high heat stirring occasionally for about 6-7 minutes.  Add the brown sugar, stirring to coat all the apples, and let cook for about 3-4 minutes.  Spread apples so they are even in the skillet. Moving quickly, pour egg batter over apples, and place skillet in the oven for 15-17 minutes.  Do not open oven door.  Don't be surprised when the pancake puffs up and gets beautifully golden.  Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on the pancake or powdered sugar when it comes out of the oven.

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