German Apple Pancake Zells

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by sugarpea

A light and puffy apple custard-like creation serving two and baked in a skillet. Great for breakfast, dessert and snacks.

Top Review by Nado2003

My pancake puffed up beautifully, but of course, it also falls after being removed from the oven. I followed the recipe except I used 2 apples (love apples). My family loved it. They thought it was a great dessert but my 10 yr daughter said "The Germans are lucky they get to eat this for breakfast." Perfect for 4 desserts. Thank you.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the 1/3 cup sugar and the cinnamon; set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, remaining 1 tsp sugar, salt and half and half until smooth; thoroughly whisk in eggs.
  3. In a heavy, 10" oven-proof skillet cook the apples in the butter over moderate heat, stirring, for 2 minutes; sprinkle with the sugar mixture and stir, cooking, until sugar is melted.
  4. Pour the batter over the apple mixture; bake in a preheated 400° oven 12-15 minutes, or until it is puffed and golden; invert onto a heated platter.

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