You can call them Dutch Baby or you can call them German Pancakes. Either way, they are completely delicious and fun to make! I can believe I’ve never made this before. It’s so easy to make and kinda feels like you’re having a fancy dinner in about 30 minutes!
I remember my parents made something similar to this when we were kids. And I just loved it! They are very light with a sweet buttery flavor. Which makes them the perfect blank slate for any added flavors you like! I decided to go with the ultimate comfort with Cinnamon and apples. Next time I’m thinking a summery mixed berry!
I used a 9 inch cast iron pan but you could also use a 9×11 baking dish.
- 2 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp Fresh Ginger, minced
- 1 tsp Allspice
- 3 Tbsp Butter
- 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 4 Tbsp Sugar, split
- 3/4 Cup Flour
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 Cup Milk
- 5 Eggs
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place the butter in the pan and put it in the oven until melted.
In a large bowl toss together the apple slices with 2 tbsp sugar, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. Remove your dish with melted butter from the oven. Stir in the brown sugar, this gives you a start of a caramel. Add the apples to the dish and stir to coat them. Place back in the oven for about 5 minutes while you prepare the batter.
In a large bowl whisk together the flour, salt and 2 tbsp sugar. Add the milk and vanilla and whisk until there are no lumps left. Whisk in the eggs one at a time.
Remove the apples from the oven. Evenly pour the batter over the apples. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Once the pastry has puffed up and the edges are browned and the center doesn’t jiggle you will know that it’s done!!
Lightly dust with powdered sugar and serve up with some patty sausages or crispy bacon….yum!