Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
Sunday at Bickford's in the Boston area was a regular to enjoy their Baked Apple Pancake. Now a resident of Miami Beach, I couldn't find anything like it, therefore, I created this one. For success you must use a 7"-10" cast iron skillet..
- 2 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 4 eggs
- 2⁄3 cup milk or 2⁄3 cup half-and-half
- 1⁄2 cup flour, unsifted
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 tablespoons sugar, mixed with
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons butter
- fresh lemon wedge
- powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Beat eggs until light and fluffy in a medium size bowl.
- Add milk, vanilla and a few dashes of cinnamon.
- Add flour and beat for 30 seconds into a light batter.
- Set aside.
- Mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
- Melt butter in skillet then add sugar mixture.
- Immediately add sliced apples stirring to coat evenly.
- Cook apples 3 minutes on medium heat, stirring to coat.
- Remove from heat and pour in egg batter, arranging the apples evenly on top.
- Sprinkle with a little more cinnamon.
- Bake in a 425 degree oven for 13-15 minutes (it will puff up).
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
- Cut into 4 wedges and serve hot with lemon wedges and butter, or with maple syrup (or both).
I was manager at Bickfords before a step I see a few things that were done differently. If you know you are going to be cooking this, prepare the apples the night before with cinnamon and sugar. When they are baked in the restaurant they are flipped 3/4 of the way through. Before flipping sprinkle some cinnamon sugar and that helps form a glaze. Press it down lightly with a the spatula. This also allows for the crispy bottom. When serving you flip it back onto the plate. This does take a little skill so it may be why so many omit, but it allows it to rise more. Make sure the pancake is fully cooked on the bottom before flipping. It is a little more work and is tricky but it will make that much better. Hope this helps.
Never been to Bickford's but now I've been there vicariously through the experience of this wonderful recipe. This can also double as a desert & with vanilla ice cream, Yummm. Thanks for sharing.
Was a Bickford's fan and now almost all are gone in this area, just one remains about 45 minutes away so tried this recipe - pretty darn close! I make it with organic coconut oil instead of butter, extra cinnamon, and half the sugar(organic raw) for a healthier version using the 6-7" size lodge cast iron pan(slightly smaller than the recipe calls for). It comes out great every time! We eat it whenever we want a warm, comforting easy to make meal no matter the time of day. We make it with peaches(canned or fresh), pears, apples, bannanas, whatever is fresh and available. Top fav's are peach and apple though.