The Best Dutch Apple Pancake

(4 servings)

  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium delicious apple - cored and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (don't add if using salted butter)
  • confectioners sugar for dusting or top with pure maple syrup (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and butter a 10 inch ovenproof frying pan. In another frying pan over medium heat, melt 2 Tablespoons of the butter. Add apple slices, cinnamon and sugar, and saute, stirring occasionally, until apples begin to soften and brown, 5-6 minutes; set aside.

In a bowl, beat mixture until blended. Sift flour and salt into egg mixture and beat just until blended. melt remaining 2 Tablespoons butter, add to flour-egg mixture, beat until smooth.

Pour batter into prepared pan and arrange apples evenly over the batter. Bake until pancake is browned and puffed up, 25-30 minutes. Dust with confectioners sugar or top with pure maple syrup. Serve immediately.

Serves 2-4.

Sauteed apples and cinnamon are the major flavors in this big, puffy, oven-baked pancake that can be shared by four people.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank lilblackbelle for this recipe.

Recipe number 2309. Submitted 4/26/2008.