Recipe - Apple Dutch Baby Pancake
March 06, 2020 ▪ 2 min read
I’ve made a few iterations of Dutch Baby Pancakes over the past few years, trying to get the perfect light-and-fluffy pillowy texture. About a year ago, I tried adding apples to the mix, and wanted to avoid making the pancake dense. Inspired by a few recipes (smitten kitchen, spruce eats, and serious eats), this is my go-to for a sweet brunch treat.
- 3 large eggs
- 49g all purpose flour
- 14g sugar
- 6 tbsp milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 large (or 2 small) apple
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tbsp packed dark brown sugar
- 2 tbsp butter
Heat oven and a 10” cast iron skillet to 425 F
Mix your batter, using an immersion blender:
- Beat 3 large eggs
- Add flour, mix
- Add sugar, mix
- Add milk and vanilla, blend Then put this in the fridge to stay cold.
Prepare your apples:
- Peel and thinly slice your apple
- Toss in cinnamon, heaping packed brown sugar
Cook your apples:
- Remove the cast iron from oven, put on low heat
- Add butter, and then add the apple mixture
- Stirring occasionally, cook for a few minutes until the apples are soft
Cook your pancake:
- Add batter, then put in the oven
- Cook ~12 min, until edges are browned and top is just starting to be golden
Enjoy! You probably don’t need to serve this with anything, since it’s plenty sweet.
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