Dutch Baby (Puffed Apple Pancake)

If you haven’t had a dutch baby, you’re in for a real treat! It is simply the best pancake you’ll ever eat! I hesitate to call it a pancake, it’s puffy and custardy in the middle and baked with apples and cinnamon! Commonly baked in a cast iron skillet, but you can also use a baking dish, however you bake it, it’s outstanding!

Ingredients:
Serves 4

• 1 cup of whole milk
• 4 eggs
• 3 Tbs of sugar
• 1 tsp of vanilla extract
• 1/2 tsp of salt
• 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
• 2/3 cup of flour
• 4 Tbs of butter
• 2 apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced (fuji, gala, pink lady)
• 3 Tbs of brown sugar
• powdered sugar for serving
• maple syrup for serving

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425°

Whisk the milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl til well blended.DSC01114Add the flour and whisk until the batter is smooth.DSC01116Place the butter in a cast iron skillet or a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Place in the oven until the butter melts.DSC01118 Remove from the oven and arrange the apples slices in a circle for a skillet or in rows for a baking dish.DSC01120Then return to the oven and bake for about 12 – 15 minutes. Now pour the batter over the apples and sprinkle the brown sugar on top. DSC01126Bake for about 20 minutes until puffy and lightly browned.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with warm maple syrup.YUM!

 

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