Debbie's German Apple Pancake

"I like to serve this on my Octoberfest Day, but it is requested more often than that. Very Special."
Debbie's German Apple Pancake created by diner524
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  • Set oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, beat the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, half and half and eggs until smooth, then allow to stand for 15 minutes while you prepare apples.
  • In a cast iron skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar.
  • Add apple slices to skillet and cook until slightly tender about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Rearrange apples in skillet to a single layer.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the apple slices.
  • Mix the sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over the batter in each pan.
  • Bake until puffed, and golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.
  • Slice and serve warm with vanilla sauce.
  • Vanilla Sauce:.
  • Scald the half and half in a saucepan.
  • Add in the sugar and a pinch of salt; stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Stir the cornstarch in the remaining 2 tablespoons COLD milk in a small cup.
  • Stir it into the cream mixture and bring to a boil over low heat, whisking constantly.
  • Continue boiling and whisking until the sauce thickens, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in butter, vanilla and nutmeg.
  • Allow the sauce to cool slightly before serving.

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    After having this I stood up at the dinner table and applauded the recipe !!!<br/>This one makes me do the happy food dance!!
  2. diner524
    Debbie's German Apple Pancake Created by diner524
  3. diner524
    Debbie's German Apple Pancake Created by diner524
  4. diner524
    Delicious!! I have to agree, the added vanilla sauce really puts this over the top. I made 1/2 of the recipe using one large granny smith apple. What a great breakfast. This does take more effort than a standard German Pancake but well worth the effort. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for Spring PAC 2010.
  5. GingerlyJ
    The vanilla sauce really makes this recipe shine. I loved teh smell it produced while cooking


I am a 55 year old female. Born and raised in the south. I am married and have three grown children and one granddaughter and my best friend Chewy,a toy yorkie. I love Carolina basketball. camping and reading. I have been cooking since I was able to reach the counter, cooking my first meal at the age of 10. My mother and grandmother taught me the southern ways. I don't measure much (neither did they) so if you try my recipes, take that into consideration. I am a three time cancer survivor and hope to finally get my recipes together in one spot for family and friends before my luck runs out. Hope you and your family enjoys them as much as mine has.
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