German Apple Pancake Recipe
A wonderful country style baked pancake that's filled with apples and spice.
This is a fabulous oven pancake suitable for guest presentation! I am going to make it for Christmas morning. My family loved it! Please note: This is not a cakey recipe like a stove top pancake. The batter has a thicker crepe-like consistency. If you have ever had Dutch Pannekoken you will probably like this. Be sure to add all the sugar (it won't need any syrup, just whipped crea and a dust of cinnamon), increase the cinnamon in the recipe as suggested by others. I used tart apples from our own tree (about 3 cups sliced) and cooked them in the sugar mix for about 2 mins on the stovetop. I only let the batter sit about 10 mins and everything rose beautifully. If your pancake does not perform as expected, check the expiration date of the baking powder - if you don't bake a lot and use it up consistently it can expire and not work as expected. Also be sure to use baking powder not baking soda! (LOL) I suspect that these might be the reason some did not get their pancake to rise.
*** update: I tried it with the healthy suggestions ( like cutting the butter in half) and it was just okay. I recommend making this recipe as-is ---> Amazing. I added 1 tsp of salt but otherwise did not change the recipe. My husband I both raved about this and it will definitely be a staple. I didn't have an oven-proof skillet so I melted the butter in a saucepan and added the apples to the mixture, boiling about 5 minutes until the apples were a little cooked. Then I transferred that to the bottom of a glass pie dish, added the 1/4 sugar, and poured the batter over all of it. Delicious.
Very good, easy recipe. My family liked it very much. I did add extra cinammon as suggested, about 1 1/4 teaspoon. I didn't have time to let the batter sit overnight or for a few hours. It sat for about 10 minutes and turned out fine. I found it easier to remove the pancake from the baking pan by placing a serving dish on top of it and turning it upside down. Thought it looked quite nice that way too.
This fluffy, sweet apple pancake makes a quick and easy breakfast. It's so good, you could even serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious dessert.
I am a kid so it does very well on Kid Friendly. I did this for Mothers Day because my Mom lived in Indionapolis Indiana where they have the original pancake house with apple pancakes, and she thought that she couldn't get them anywhere else. Ta-daa! Thanks allrecipies!
Very good. Be careful NOT to boil the sugar/butter mixture--or to JUST barely let it boil. Otherwise it will harden to the candy stage and when it comes out of the oven, the carmel will be brittle vs. a sauce that flows like a syrup.