Pannekoeken (Apple Pie Pancake/German)

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by diner524

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.

Top Review by LKC_NYC

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  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. 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. 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. 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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