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    German Apple Pancakes

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    1 hr

    10 mins

    50 mins

    cookiedog's Note:

    Almost like a cross between a north American pancake and a crepe. From Gourmet - originally published in 1952.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 200°F.
    2. 2
      Stir together 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
    3. 3
      Whisk together flour, salt, and remaining 2 teaspoons sugar in a large bowl. Add milk in a slow stream, whisking, then add eggs, 1 at a time, whisking well after each addition.
    4. 4
      Peel apples, then cut into 1/8-inch thick slices with slicer, rotating around core (discard core). Cut apple slices into 1/8-inch-thick matchsticks and toss with lemon juice in a bowl. Fold apples and juice into batter.
    5. 5
      Heat 1 piece butter (1/2 tablespoon) in a 6-inch nonstick skillet over moderate heat until foam subsides, then add 1/3 cup batter, spreading evenly to cover bottom. Cook, reducing heat if browning too quickly and turning pancake over once with a thin flexible heatproof spatula, until golden on both sides, about 4 minutes total. Slide pancake onto a platter and keep warm in oven. Make more pancakes with remaining butter and batter in same manner. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and serve immediately.
    6. 6
      Cooks' note:.
    7. 7
      Batter, with apples, can be made 3 hours ahead and kept chilled, covered. Stir before using.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 28, 2010


      Danke Plätzchen-Hund zum ein wundervolles Frühstück! (Thank you Cookie Dog for a wonderful breakfast!) I grated peeled apple directly into the batter. Grated it b/c I thought apple would get done more and pancake flip easier. Made for the Unrulies Under the Influence for ZWT6.

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    • on May 23, 2010


      Very good! They taste almost like apple fritters. Not something I would do every day, but they are good for a breakfast treat. I used my mandoline to grate the apples and I didn't peel them. Do make sure to spread them out very thinly or they will be raw in the center. Thanks cookiedog! Made for the Swizzle Chicks and ZWT6, Germany/Benelux.

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    • on November 17, 2010


      We also grated the apples we used - red galas and green granny smith - very pretty and festiveas we did not peel them before we ran them through the grater. However - we could not get the crepes to set in the middle. It took 12 minutes or longer to get a set crepe, and we spread them as thick as we could get them. We would also decrease the apples a bit - used 8 med to small sized apples for a double batch, and would decrease that to only 5 or 6 next time. Also maybe try a fine grate instead of a course one to see if that would help the setting issue Also put the cinn/sugar mixture on the first side after flipping once while the underside was cooking to melt the sugar. They were good, once they were finally done.

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    Nutritional Facts for German Apple Pancakes

    Serving Size: 1 (1547 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 180.7
    Calories from Fat 77
    Total Fat 8.6 g
    Saturated Fat 4.7 g
    Cholesterol 88.8 mg
    Sodium 134.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 22.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    Sugars 12.5 g
    Protein 4.3 g

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