Looking for the perfect festive, filling thing to serve your house guests on Christmas morning? Look no further than the German Apple Pancake.
This is a recipe my aunt gave me a few years ago, after we had it for breakfast on Christmas morning at her house in Florida. Health food it ain’t — but you can’t do better by your house guests on a holiday morning!
German Apple Pancake
- 4-5 large apples, cored and sliced
- 2 stick of butter
- 1 Cup flour
- 1 Cup milk
- 6 eggs
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Cinnamon-Sugar (make it with 1 TBSP sugar & 1 tsp cinnamon)
Melt the stick of butter in a small saucepan on the stove top, then pour directly into the bottom of a 9×13 glass pan.
Mix the pancake batter by hand: blend the flour, milk, eggs and salt in a medium sized mixing bowl, and set aside.
Arrange your sliced apples (I find big, tart Granny Smith apples work very well) to cover the melted butter in the bottom of the pan.
Pour the batter over the top of the apples, then sprinkle with the cinnamon-sugar, which will create a nice crust.
Bake at 400 for 25 minutes. Serve with warmed, real maple syrup. Goes great with bacon (real or fake!)
Tips: This is best served warm, the same day you make it. It just doesn’t reheat as well. You can add more apples along the bottom layer if you like, and of course you can add more cinnamon-sugar on top. It’s also delicious without the maple syrup.
Looking for more brunch food ideas?
I also love these two recipes by Ina Garten for one-pan baked berry blintzes & apricot butter. I saw them on her show last year when she did a brunch special, and tried both immediately. I hope you enjoy them!