German Apple Pancake Recipe -
German Apple Pancake Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

German Apple Pancake

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"Also known as a Dutch baby, this is a terrific 'special day' recipe. If you are strapped for time, you can start it the evening before and pretty much pop it in the oven. The presentation is excellent! You can shorten the preparation time by using apple pie filling, but the crisp of new apples really makes it."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    45 mins


  1. In a large bowl, blend eggs, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Gradually mix in milk, stirring constantly. Add vanilla, melted butter and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg. Let batter stand for 30 minutes or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  3. Melt butter in a 10 inch oven proof skillet, brushing butter up on the sides of the pan. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar, cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg. Sprinkle mixture over the butter. Line the pan with apple slices. Sprinkle remaining sugar over apples. Place pan over medium-high heat until the mixture bubbles, then gently pour the batter mixture over the apples.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and bake for 10 minutes. Slide pancake onto serving platter and cut into wedges.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 17, 2005

A great weekend breakfast/brunch recipe. I do not have an ovenproof skillet, so what I did was saute the sliced apples, sugar, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg, then poured the mixture into a prepared 10" glass pie pan. I then poured the pancake mixture on top. Baked as noted in the recipe. The result delicious--and vanished quickly!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 26, 2003

Not good with canned apple pie filling

Feb 09, 2008

This was delicious. I did cut the butter and sugar in half, as I often do in recipes, and it turned out great. I also doubled the apples, which seems like too many when you put them in the pan but they bake down quite a bit. For all of you complaining that it is too would think the fact that it has 4 eggs and only a half cup of flour would tip you off? Yes, it is eggy and that is why many of us love it. Don't give a poor rating because something that is SUPPOSED to be eggy IS!

Jan 07, 2008

I've made this twice, and both times resulted in superb breakfasts! I doubled the apples, and halved the butter in the pan (not the batter) which improved the health factor and actually tasted better too. Wow. We used to go to a restaurant to get this particular dish, but now my family exclaims that this recipe is even better! Thank you!!!

Apr 24, 2003

I am a kid so it does very well on Kid Friendly. I did this for Mothers Day because my Mom lived in Indionapolis Indiana where they have the original pancake house with apple pancakes, and she thought that she couldn't get them anywhere else. Ta-daa! Thanks allrecipies!

Nov 11, 2009

Made for a very interesting flavour that I've never tried before! We didn't have the right size of skillet, so transferred everything to a pie dish for the baking. It rose so much that it spat some apples and butter into the oven! Oops, use a higher rim next time. I recommend using 2 apples instead of 1! We used 2 apples, and it still didn't seem like enough! Everything else worked out perfect. It had just the right sweetness, and the texture and flavour was fun and interesting. This recipe is a keeper!

Oct 28, 2006

This is a fabulous oven pancake suitable for guest presentation! I am going to make it for Christmas morning. My family loved it! Please note: This is not a cakey recipe like a stove top pancake. The batter has a thicker crepe-like consistency. If you have ever had Dutch Pannekoken you will probably like this. Be sure to add all the sugar (it won't need any syrup, just whipped crea and a dust of cinnamon), increase the cinnamon in the recipe as suggested by others. I used tart apples from our own tree (about 3 cups sliced) and cooked them in the sugar mix for about 2 mins on the stovetop. I only let the batter sit about 10 mins and everything rose beautifully. If your pancake does not perform as expected, check the expiration date of the baking powder - if you don't bake a lot and use it up consistently it can expire and not work as expected. Also be sure to use baking powder not baking soda! (LOL) I suspect that these might be the reason some did not get their pancake to rise.

Apr 24, 2003

YUM!! I've tried this with fresh apples, and with apple pie filling, tastes much better with fresh. Definitely worth the little extra time it takes to make it with fresh apples!


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  • Calories
  • 456 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 51.5 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 237 mg
  • 79%
  • Fat
  • 24 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 10.3 g
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 143 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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