This delicious Apple Dutch Baby is a delicious flavor twist on the traditional dutch baby pancake. So good you will almost feel guilty eating it for breakfast!
One of our family’s favorite things to make for breakfast or for dinner is a Dutch Baby Pancake. In fact, my husband is usually the dutch baby pancake maker at our house. It’s one of the 2 or 3 things on his cooking repertoire!!
There is a restaurant in Portland that makes an Apple Dutch Baby Pancake and it was fabulous. But during the whole meal my accountant husband was thinking about how we could make it at home for so much cheaper than $13.00. So breakfast that next Sunday morning, he made us and apple dutch baby!
We used our cast iron frying pan just like the restaurant (although theirs was an individual serving size.) I love my cast iron pan and cook in it all the time. I actually have three of them. That is what happens when you are married to a former Scoutmaster!
How to Make Apple Dutch Baby Pancake
Melt your butter in your pan. I used a cast iron pan but you could also use a 9 x 13, it just needs to be oven safe. I place the butter in the pan and put it in the oven as it is preheating. Pull the pan out as soon as the butter is melted and before it starts to brown or burn.
I used Gala apples but you could use your favorite, a Granny Smith apple or a Honey Crisp would also work well. I prefer a crisper apple. Slice the apples and lay them in the bottom of the pan. I used two large apples. I left the peel on but you could peel them if you prefer.
Mix up your egg mixture and gently pour over the top. You don’t want to dislodge the pretty arrangement of apples.
Sprinkle the top with cinnamon sugar and place it in a 400 degree F oven for 20-25 minutes..
I love how it puffs up around the edges.
I am proud to say I liked our apple dutch baby recipe better than the one we had at the restaurant! The restaurant served it with a lemon crema which was wonderful. but we found our version was so delicious it didn’t need anything! I just added a sprinkling of powdered sugar.
Can I use other fruit in a Dutch Baby Pancake?
Absolutely, I have used a combination of different berries such as raspberry, blueberry and marionberry and it has been delicious. I think it would also work well with peaches. Let me know what fruit you try!
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Apple Dutch Baby
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 2-3 Gala apples sliced thinly
- 3/4 C flour
- 3/4 C milk
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 C sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Place butter into a 12″ cast iron frying pan and place in the oven to melt butter.
- In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, milk and eggs.
- Place the sliced apples into the bottom of the pan on top of the melted butter. Pour egg mixture over apples.
- Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the top of the egg mixture evenly.
- Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
Originally posted Jan. 26, 2011