Arkansas German-Baked Pancake

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  • Make Apple Filling: melt butter in a large skillet over med-high heat; add in apples; cook, stirring constantly, 12 minutes, until tender.
  • Gently stir in honey; cook just until thoroughly heated; keep warm.
  • Make pancake: heat a 12-inch cast-iron skillet in a 450° oven for 5 minutes.
  • Combine the eggs, milk, and vanilla in a bowl; beat at medium speed using an electric mixer, until smooth.
  • Add in flour and salt; beat 5 minutes.
  • Melt butter in skillet; pour batter into hot skillet.
  • Bake at 450° for 15 minutes; decrease temperature to 350°; bake 8 minutes or until puffed and browned.
  • Remove from oven; spoon Apple Filling over pancake (pancake will deflate).
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar and dollop with whipped cream; cut into wedges and serve.

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  1. I love german pancakes and this one is no exception ratherbeswimmin'. What a great tasting, big, tall, light, fluffy pancake and it was filled with a delicious apple filling. What more could a girl ask for. I garnished with a sprinkling of icing sugar. I enjoyed this very much and will make again. Thank you so much for sharing.
  2. I added the cinnamon and nutmeg and some lemon juice to the apple mixture, out of honey, used sugar and a bit of Karo syrup. Yum. Oh, and the Pancake, well....I just had to sneak in some Baking Powder, sorry, but it was FLUFFY, and POOFFFHH it said when I placed my apple mixture into it's center and it wrapped it's arms around it, like a soft blanket of Arkansas German Love. Thanks for posting this, I'm German, and am moving to Arkansas! Hah! Oh, and I LOVE PANCAKES!!! love em love em love em
  3. This was quite good. I might add some baking soda next time, but it was good as is. I also liked that it isn't super sweet so you can top it with something sweet without it being overpoweringly sugary.
  4. This was just ok for me. I'm an experienced baker & the first thing that struck me was the recipe didn't call for any baking soda/powder so I wasn't sure how it was going to rise into a tall, light, fluffy pancake - & it didn't. While it didn't raise alot, (eggs themselves are somewhat of a leaving agent, so beating the mixture for 5 min, does keep it from being completely flat) it was still good, just more like a regular pancake. Not bad, just not what I was expecting. Also, it doesn't say to peel the apples, but next time I definitely would. The apples ended up getting so soft ( I would cook a little less than 12 min next time) that the peels pulled away, so I was left with strings of chewy peel which we didn't like. Finally, I think a little sugar to the batter & some cinnamon and/or nutmeg to the apples would be a great addition. Would make again but with some changes.



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