Apple Pancake Pie

(6 servings)

  • 2 Granny Smith Apples - peeled / cored / sliced in 1/4 inch pieces
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter - cut into 2 1/4-cup pieces
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and set out a deep 10-inch ovenproof skillet.

In a small bowl, mix the granulated sugar with the cinnamon and set aside.

In a medium-sized bowl, lightly whisk the eggs, milk and lemon zest. Blend in the flour just until mixed.

In the skillet - on stove top, melt 1/4 cup of the butter over medium heat. Add the apples and saute for 5 minutes or until tender. Pour the egg batter over the apples and transfer the skillet to the oven.

Bake for 20 minutes -- until the apples are tender and the pie rises.

Meanwhile, melt the remaining 1/4 cup butter. Remove the skillet from the oven, drizzle the pie with the butter and sprinkle with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Return the pie to the oven for 5 minutes or until the sugar mixture is bubbly. Sprinkle with a little confectioners' sugar and serve immediately, right from the skillet.

As beautiful to look at as to eat. A family favorite. Requires an oven-proof skillet.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Checkers for this recipe.

Recipe number 1035. Submitted 7/9/2003.