Tuesday, August 25, 2009

German Apple Pancake

This is a post script 8/27/09 (at the beginning I know...)--Senor helped me find my deleted pictures of this dish. It was Delish! Senor L.O.V.E.D. it. He put it on the "request over and over" list. I would have cooked it cute little muffin tins but it was just us so we made it in an 8x8 pan and ate about 75% of it.

German Apple Pancakes from Martha Stewart Kids Magazine

2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into pieces (about 1 pound) I used about 4-5 medium ish apples (gotta a little carried away)
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon increased to 1-2 tsp
Added 1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2/3 cup flour
5 tablespoons granulated sugar
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
3 eggs
3/4 cup whole milk
added 1 tsp vanilla (would probably be good with almond extract too!)

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a 8-inch pan with cooking spray or you can use melted butter. Sprinkle with granulated sugar.
2. Peel, core,and slice each apple into twelve wedges, then cut each wedge into three pieces. Toss with brown sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice (and nutmeg).
3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the apples and saute, turning occasionally, for 10 to 12 minutes, until caramelized. Remove pan from stove; let cool 5 minutes. Spread apples in prepared pan.
4. Place flour, salt, granulated sugar, 2T melted butter, eggs, and milk, vanilla in the bowl of a food processor. Process for 3 minutes.
5. Pour batter over apples. Place tin in oven and lower heat to 400 degrees. Bake 20-25 minutes. Pancakes will puff up during last 5 minutes of baking.
6.Take pan from oven and turn it over on a flat surface to remove pancakes. Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve immediately.

Ours took a little bit longer but I would just recommend checking it frequently (BUT DO NOT OPEN the oven door or you'll lose your POOF!)

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