Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is a pancake—just one—you bake, and it’s ready all at once for everyone, instead of a serving at a time. It can be a special-day breakfast for two or three people, a light, late supper, or a beautiful, warm dessert for four to six people. You might like it more than apple pie.
- 3 large eggs
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 3⁄4 cup white flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons butter (unsalted preferred)
- 1⁄2 cup thin sliced apple (optional)
- 1 lb tart fresh apple (Pippin are great)
- 1⁄4 cup melted butter
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- ground cinnamon, and
- 2 tablespoons melted butter (optional)
- powdered sugar
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Beat together the eggs, milk, flour, and salt until very smooth. Add some very thinly sliced apples if desired. In a heavy 12-inch skillet, melt about 1 1/2 Tablespoons butter. As soon as it is quite hot, pour in the batter and put the skillet in the oven. After 15 minutes, lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking for another 10 minutes. The pancake should be light brown and crisp.
- During the first 10 to 15 minutes of baking, the pancake may puff up in large bubbles. If it does, pierce it thoroughly with a fork or skewer.
- While the pancake is baking, prepare the apple filling. Peel and thinly slice a pound of apples. Saute them lightly in 1/4 cup butter and add 1/4 cup sugar. Season to taste with cinnamon and nutmeg. The apples should be just tender, not too soft. About 8 to 10 minutes of cooking over a medium flame should be plenty. (The filling can be prepared ahead and re-heated just before serving.).
- When the pancake is ready, slide it onto an oval platter, pour the apple filling over one side, and fold the other side over. A little melted butter can be poured on it you choose, and the whole thing carefully sprinkled with powdered sugar through a sieve. Serve it at once, slicing pieces off crosswise.
- The Vegetarian Epicure.
This was delicious! I was looking for an apple pancake with less butter and more apples -- and this is it. Easy to cook, easy to cut, pleased kids and grown-ups alike. I used hand mixer to make the batter. Thank you, Olga!
this is very very delicious - once you have it, you'll keep having a taste for it - also try the version i have - which calls for 2 eggs and 1/3 cup each of flour and 1/2 and 1/2 - and in which the pancake and apples cook together -