Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
This pancake will serve about 4 people and it is so yummy. It's a nice change from your traditional pancakes and everyone will love it so much more. The cinnamon and sugar make it unbeatable. I always make this for a brunch when I have special guests. It's a winner EVERY time! Note: You can make this the night before and just heat it up in the morning. Put it in the oven on 250°F for about 15 minutes.
- 1 golden delicious apple
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 1⁄3 cup flour
- 1⁄3 cup milk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs, separated
- Peel and slice apple about 1/8 inch thick.
- Over low heat in a 10 inch skillet heat up butter 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon.
- Remove from heat and place apple slices in a circle overlapping them slightly until you have one large circle and one small circle in the middle.
- Cook over LOW heat until tender-crisp. (About 10 minutes)
- Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F and beat together flour, milk, baking powder, salt and egg yokes with a fork in a separate bowl.
- Beat egg whites and 1/3 cup of sugar on high speed until soft peaks form.
- Fold egg white mixture into egg yoke mixture and pour over cooked apples, spreading it evenly. (Be sure not to move the apples around).
- Bake pancake for 10 minutes (or until golden brown).
- Carefully invert pancake onto a plate so that the apples are on top.
I liked that this recipe needs only 1 apple for the entire pancake. I used a honey crisp. I needed to cook the apple slices for about 12 minutes on the stove top to soften them. Next time I need to make sure that I thoroughly incorporate the whipped egg whites into the pancake batter, without deflating the egg whites. I was trying to be careful to not overmix the 2 batters and I ended up under mixing it a little and so the pancake was a little lopsided after cooling out of the oven. Did not effect the taste at all. I baked mine in a 10" cast iron skillet. The pancake needed about 12 minutes in my oven to get golden brown. Great recipe. I can see why chef Sarah in New York says it is a winner every time.
This is a sweet treat that would make a good dessert! Unlike other oven pancakes I've had - it actually tastes like a pancake - but one that's rich and almost too moist. I added just a touch of vanilla and to offset some of the sweetness, served it with a dollop of Greek yogurt. I had cut the recipe down to a single serving using a little over 1/4 of a large Granny Smith - I would have liked more apple - but that's a personal preference, as there was a nice balance of fruit to cake. Very quick to make I can see where this would be a great treat for kids - I might try making it with whole wheat pastry flour. I used my 7" cast iron frying pan but still baked for the 10 minutes and it came out perfectly cooked. Thanks for sharing! Made for ZWT 6 ZINGO by one of the Unrulies Under the Influence.
All 3 kids gave 2 thumbs up (total = 6) to this delicious pancake - mom can't ask for more. I only used a tablespoon of sugar in the actual pancake and we drizzled golden syrup over top. Thanks!