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    Pannekoeken (Apple Pie Pancake/German)

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    diner524's Note:

    I was watching Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and this was made and looked too good. Luckily it was submitted for publishing on the site and wasn't on This is a recipe courtesy of Maria Bayer, Magnolia Pancake Haus. People eat it for breakfast at the restaurant but could also be served as a dessert.

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    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Add the cinnamon, nutmeg and apples to a pan. Saute the apples over medium-low heat until slightly soft, 3 to 5 minutes.
    3. 3
      Meanwhile, prepare the batter. Mix the milk, vanilla and eggs in a bowl. Add the flour, granulated sugar and salt and whisk lightly (some lumps are ok but not too many).
    4. 4
      Increase the heat under the apples to medium and add the brown sugar and butter. Cook until a syrup forms, about 3 minutes, then add the batter all at once to the center of the pan. Swirl the apple syrup mix through the batter, using a heatproof spatula, to form ribbons (you do not want to fully combine the apple-sugar syrup into the batter). Cook until small bubbles form around the edge.
    5. 5
      Finish cooking the pannekoeken in the oven, 12 minutes. To serve, invert a 12-inch plate over the pan and flip the pan to turn out the pannekoeken. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, top with whipped cream and enjoy!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 07, 2013


      This was super easy and delicious. Next time I will cut down the sugar though. It's just not necessary to use quite so much in the apples, although I did use a different type of apple. I cooked this in a 10" cast iron skillet. Need to be careful not to wait too long to put it in the oven and burn the bottom due to the sugar. I pulled it out of the oven 2 minutes early. Came out nice. A real treat.

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    • on March 23, 2014


      This was very easy, but I thought it was just ok. I did forget that German "pancakes" are way more eggy than American versions, so maybe that's why I didn't enjoy it as much as others. I did cook this in a cast iron like LKC_NYC. I used two Gala apples that would be equivelant to a large Granny Smith. I added just a dash of clove because I think it goes great with apples. I did everything else exact, but the batter was just too eggy for us. I also think there is too much sugar. I think this could be cut in half, unless we use a regular pancake batter. If I do make this again, that's what I would do - is switch out the batter. Thanks for posting.

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    • on January 03, 2013


      I wish I could give this 10 stars!!! It's very easy to make - even on those hectic school mornings. I try to get everything together the night before and it's quick to throw together. I also let it in the oven just about 2-3 minutes longer then this recipe calls for. Everyone in my family loves this for breakfast!

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    Nutritional Facts for Pannekoeken (Apple Pie Pancake/German)

    Serving Size: 1 (176 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 747.3
    Calories from Fat 294
    Total Fat 32.6 g
    Saturated Fat 18.1 g
    Cholesterol 346.1 mg
    Sodium 934.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 97.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
    Sugars 69.2 g
    Protein 15.1 g

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