Friday, May 20, 2011

German Pancakes with Glazed Apples

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Today, I bring you German Pancakes with Glazed Apples.

I'm seriously a little obsessed with these pancakes.


OK, a lot obsessed.



I made them sometime back in April and pretty much every single morning since then I have woken up craving them. I even had a dream about them. They're that good. And as far as pancakes go, German pancakes (or oven pancakes, or puff pancakes, or hootenanny, or any other name they tend to go by) have more protein in them regular pancakes, so I figure them to be a decent way to start the day. These ones also have more fruit. And more sugar. :) Buuuuttt I don't put syrup on them so it may all even out, right?

ANYWAY... They're fabulous. Just look at those sauted apples, all coated in melted brown sugar gooey-ness. Yum!



The secret? apples sauteed in butter and brown sugar. Mmm, mmm, mmm.



Ready for a fabulous breakfast tomorrow? Here's your ticket. :)

Ingredients

2-3 apples (preferably tart ones like Granny Smith), peeled, cored and sliced (I used 2 in the images above and chopped them to make it easier for the kiddos)
2 Tbsp. butter
¼ c. brown sugar

1 c. milk
1 c. flour (I used 1/3 whole wheat)
½ tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 400°.
2. While the oven preheats, melt the butter in a skillet. Add the apples and brown sugar and sauté until the apples are soft.
3. Mix the milk, flour, salt, and sugar together. Add the eggs and vanilla and whip with a wire whisk.
4. Now, you can either cook the pancake in the skillet (if it is oven safe) or you can transfer everything to a 9x13-inch glass baking dish. (I'm acutally lucky enough to have a pan that my aunt Shelley gave me when I got married that especially designed for German pancakes--it works wonderfully). If you transfer it to a new dish, then spread some melted butter over the bottom and a little way up the sides. Then transfer the sautéed apples into the baking dish.
5. Pour the batter into the baking dish starting at a side and swirling it around the outside (this allows the batter to kind of seep under the apples a bit).
6. Transfer into the oven and bake until golden brown, about 17 to 20 minutes.
7. Serve warm as is, sprinkled with powdered sugar, or with syrup. (For breakfast, syrup is an overload on sweetness for me, and my family and I find these to be plenty sweet without syrup. I have seen this served with dessert with a thin caramel sauce though....)




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8 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful dish! It looks fabulous. Pinning it! Thanks for participating!

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  2. I've never eaten German pancakes! Looks like now's a good time to start.

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  3. Oh Jaime. I miss your cooking. :)

    Let's get together for brunch sometime soon shall we?

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  4. We love German Pancakes in our house (we actually had them for dinner last night) but I have never had it with the apples! I am going to try this for sure!

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  5. german pancakes are the best! i may be making some for breakfast :)

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  6. My husband makes these, but he calls them Dutch Baby - ever heard of that term? I don't really like cooked apples, but this looks delicious.

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  7. ok that looks AMAZING!! YUM!

    thanks so much for your comment on my gallery wall ~ i really appreciate it!!

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  8. I just made them for breakfast and the kiddos gobbled them up... and me too! thanks for sharing. I love the apples. I may try them with spinach onions potatoes and not put the sugar to see if I can make a garden version...mmm we'll see.

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