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German Apple Pancake

If you're looking for a pretty dish to make when having guests for brunch, try this. Everyone I've served it to has enjoyed it—except for one time, that is, when my husband tried to make it following my recipe, which I'd written down incorrectly! If you don't leave out the flour as I did, it'll turn out terrific! —Judi Van Beek, Lynden, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • PANCAKE:
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 tart baking apples, peeled and sliced
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • Preheat a 10-in. cast-iron skillet in a 425° oven. Meanwhile, in a blender, combine the eggs, milk, flour, salt and nutmeg; cover and process until smooth.
  • Add butter to hot skillet; return to oven until butter bubbles. Pour batter into skillet. Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until pancake puffs and edges are browned and crisp.
  • For topping, in a skillet, combine the apples, butter and sugar; cook and stir over medium heat until apples are tender. Spoon into baked pancake. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Cut and serve immediately.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Many fruits can be used in place of the apples. Pears, berries, peaches or plums are all delish. If you use berries, just skip the precooking step.
  • For extra flavor, try adding a splash of almond or vanilla extract to the batter.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 serving: 192 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 107mg cholesterol, 273mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.