German Apple Puff Pancake

"We saw this recipe on Michelle Greenwald's ( Blog, and gave it a try. We both assumed it would be too sweet and gooey for breakfast, but since it's dreary and rainy this morning, figured we'd fire up the oven and give it a try. YUM! It wasn't too sweet at all, and the pancake had a bit of a custardy taste. It was easy to put together and made enough for the both of us, with a couple bites of crust left over for our four dogs. The recipe omits instructions for making up the batter, but we just combined the ingredients and mixed well. We used a 10-inch iron skillet, but any oven-safe non-stick pan would do."
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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Mix the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.
  • Peel the apples and cut into 1/4-inch slices.
  • Melt the butter in a skillet.
  • Add apple slices and sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mixture. Saute the apples until they soften and become light golden brown on both sides (approx. 4-5 minutes).
  • While sauteing the apples, beat eggs and combine with milk, flour and salt, stirring well to make a smooth batter.
  • Pour the batter over the apples and place the pan in the hot oven.
  • Bake approximately 18 minutes. Do not open oven while baking. Use oven light to check. Pancake is done when it no longer appears wet on top.
  • To serve, invert the pan over a dinner plate.

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  1. I have been wanting to make this for some time now and I finally got the chance to this morning. Ohh, it looked so good when it came out of the oven I had to show everyone but I took one bite and it was like eating cinnamon eggs. I will try it again because I feel like it's a good recipe but I'll definitely add much more flour maybe like 3/4 or a whole cup. Still the taste was good(ish).
  2. Made for Fall 09 PAC Premie Adoption. I picked the biggest nicest apple I could find off my tree in the yard to make this for breakfast this morning. This was not only easy, but extremely delicious, add a drizzle of maple syrup if this isn't sweet enough. But ohhh my goodness, it is good, good, good. Thank you for a wonderful keeper, I will be making this for Sunday Brunch often.
  3. I made this for DH and I as a Sunday morning breakfast treat. It was great, & very quick & easy to make as I used pre-sliced apples from my freezer. However, when I started making this recipe & read the directions, I realized there was no mention of sugar in the ingredients. I did manage to locate the original recipe on the web & found it calls for 3 tablespoons sugar. Will made again!


We're a couple, Fred & Christine, married 26 years, living in a 100-year-old farmhouse just outside Ottawa in Eastern Ontario, Canada. She's self-employed. He's retired, working on various projects. Our current passions are gardening, cultivating indoor plants, cooking and spending time with our four dogs and cat.
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