German Apple Pancake

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Hey Jude

I love this pancake! Good apples to use would be Granny Smith, Jonagold or McIntosh. If you have access to heirloom apples, choose some that have some tartness to them. This recipe is adapted from "The Pancake Handbook".

Top Review by Barb G.

I reviewed this about 2 years ago when I first made it, and have made it manny times since. This is a VERY delicious Apple Pancake. We enjoy it every time I make it. I have found that I can cook the apple in the skillet then I bake the pancake in the same skillet. I do add more cinnamon than as called for as we love the flavor of cinnamon also I use splenda instead of sugar. This is very good served with maple syrup and a little lemon squeezed over the top, YUMMY. Thank you Judy, for this delicious recipe that we have enjoyed many times.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine apples, sugar, 2 T of the lemon juice and cinnamon in a medium bowl; toss to coat apples.
  2. Melt 2 T of the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat; add apples, cook just until soft, 3 minutes; remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Heat oven to 450 degrees.
  4. Whisk together eggs and milk in a bowl until well blended, whisk in flour and salt to form a slightly lumpy batter.
  5. Melt remaining 4 T of the butter in an oven-proof 10-inch skillet (a well-seasoned cast iron skillet is good) until just beginning to brown, about 2 minutes; spread apples in bottom of pan, pour batter over apples.
  6. Bake until the pancake is golden brown and puffed, about 20 minutes; invert onto a large platter.
  7. Sprinkle with remaining lemon juice; dust with confectioners' sugar.

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