Eric Pelz

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.

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  • 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.

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Prepare your apples:

  • Peel and thinly slice your apple
  • Toss in cinnamon, heaping packed brown sugar

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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

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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

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Enjoy! You probably don’t need to serve this with anything, since it’s plenty sweet.

I'm a software engineer at Asana. I'm the tech lead of the Workflow Pillar, which includes the Automation, Communications, App Experience, Integrations, and API product teams. I used to be a people manager, and might manage again in the future. I spend a lot of time thinking about running effective teams, fostering growth, product+engineering collaboration, and engineering design patterns.