Caramelized Apple German Pancakes

I love the way the pancakes get all puffed while they’re baking. I also love how delicious they are, and these Caramelized Apple German Pancakes are especially tasty. The cinnamon-sugar apples caramelize in the pan and create a buttery, caramel-y topping that bakes right into the pancake. They’re especially good served warm right out of the oven – no syrup needed.

Photo by Joanne P.
Adapted from ihearteating.com

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Adapted from ihearteating.com

Ingredients

  • 1

    cup thin apple slices, peeled

  • 1/4

    cup granulated sugar, divided

  • 1

    teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2

    teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/4

    teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/4

    teaspoon allspice

  • 1/4

    cup butter

  • 1/4

    cup brown sugar

  • 3/4

    cup flour

  • 1/2

    tsp. salt

  • 1

    cup milk

  • 1/2

    teaspoon vanilla

  • 5

    large eggs

Directions

Heat the oven to 350 F. In a small bowl, toss apple slices, 2 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice together; set aside. Cut the butter into four pieces, and place them in a deep cast iron skillet (I used a 10-inch) or 8x8-inch baking dish. Put the skillet or baking dish in the oven for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the butter has melted. Take the pan out of the oven; sprinkle brown sugar over the melted butter. Add apple slice mixture evenly over brown sugar. Put the pan back in the oven while you make the remaining batter. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, and salt. Whisk in milk, and continue whisking until no flour lumps remain. Add eggs, one at a time, and whisk until incorporated. Stir in the vanilla extract. Take the pan out of the oven, and pour the batter over the apples. Bake for 18-25 minutes, or until the center is set and sides are lightly browned. The pancake with start to deflate once it is removed from the oven. Serve warm.

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