Friday, October 23, 2009

Puffy Apple Pancake - cure for cold rainy weekend mornings

It's that time in Michigan - the cold, rainy time.  Don't let it wreck the weekend!  It will be raining again tomorrow,  but celebrate the season with this wonderful apple recipe.   I love Northern Spys....they are great for this recipe but any tart apple will work. 

Puffy Apple Pancake

1 c milk

4 eggs
3 T sugar
1t vanilla extract
1/2 t salt
1/2 t ground cinnamon
dash or two of powdered ginger
2/3 c all purpose flour
2 T butter
2 tart apples, cored, thinly sliced (peel if you like)
3 T brown sugar
Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 425°F.  Whisk milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, salt, and spices in large bowl until well blended. Add flour and whisk until batter is smooth.   Place butter in 13x9-inch glass baking dish. Place dish in oven until butter melts, about 5 minutes. Remove dish from oven. Place apple slices in a single layer in melted butter in baking dish. Return to oven and bake until apples begin to soften slightly and butter is bubbling and beginning to brown around edges of dish, about 10 minutes.

Pour batter over apples in dish and sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake pancake until puffed and brown, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve warm.  It will deflate when you cut into it, but it will still taste great!


Alex Harrison said...

ok...pancakes must be on all our brains. (I've gotten more feedback on the pumpkin pancakes than on any other post in AGES.) Can i just say that I LOVE the puffy apple pancake and I was literally just about to look for a recipe for this!! Ha! Thanks for this post.

joey said...

Who would not want a 'puffy apple pancake'! Count me in and thanks for saying hello ... Michigan bloggers are the best :)

Ms Whit said...

Puffy Apple Pancakes sounds like a delightful breakfast. Here in NC the mornings are getting quite cool. Warms up later in the day. I love fall weather and will try your pancakes soon.

Have a Happy Halloween!!

Maggie said...

Yum! I love the German style pancakes like this but usually only serve them with lemon and powdered sugar. I have to try this!