It’s apple season, and with fresh apples brings the perfect time to make homemade apples sauce, bake apples pies, apple strudel, apple bread, etc.
My daughter and I go apples picking at our local orchard every year around Halloween time. There is nothing like the sweet taste of a fresh apple picked right from the tree!
Last night my daughter and I went apple picking, and today we made our favorite, Baked Apple Pancake. This is not like the traditional pancake… It’s not an apple pie, and it’s not an apple cake. It’s more like a popover with delicious fresh apples baked inside. The edges are light and fluffy, while the middle is similar to a pancake (denser), but with sliced apples.
I can’t remember where I obtained this recipe; however, I’ve been making it for years, and it’s always gotten great reviews from my family and friends.
Here is my recipe for Baked Apple Pancake…
This dish does need to be served immediately, as it does not rest well. Similar to popovers or a soufflé, it will collapse some; the center settles and becomes hard.
½ cup sliced apples
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup white flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp pure vanilla
½ tsp salt
1 ½ tbs butter
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
Preheat oven to 450. Melt the butter in 10” pie pan (in heated oven). Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. When the butter in the pie dish is melted, remove from oven and add the sliced apples. Sprinkle half the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture over the apples and return to the oven for 5 minutes. In the meantime, beat together (until smooth) the milk, eggs, flour, vanilla, nutmeg and salt. After the apples have cooked for the 5 minutes, pour the batter over the apples. Sprinkle top with the remaining brown sugar/cinnamon mixture. Bake 20-30 minutes or until slightly puffed and golden brown. Serve immediately with syrup, whipped cream, powdered sugar, or enjoy the way it is. My image shows a bit burnt around the edges, and that is due to the brown sugar, as I like it a bit more crispy all around.