German Apple Pancakes

This recipe is an old one.  I’ve seen variations of it all over, but this recipe is from my Mom’s cookbook.  She used to make this quite often when we were growing up for dinner.  She’d usually make bacon or sausage to go with it.  I would love to do the same thing, but my hubby is not a fan of fruit in his dinner food.  Whatever…So I like to make this when I can have my friends over for brunch.  Hubby is at work, so it gives me the opportunity to indulge.  Unfortunately, this is not one for the waistline, there’s just a tad bit of butter, milk, eggs and sugar in it.  But this is easy and a great tradition to start for Christmas brunch.  You can also saute the apples the night before and just throw the 9×13 pan in the refrigerator until morning.  Just make sure you have lots of syrup on hand for your final product.  Enjoy!

German Apple Pancakes:

7-8 large apples (i used granny smith and honeycrisp)

1 stick of butter

1 1/3 cups milk

1 1/3 cups flour

2/3 cup sugar

8 eggs


Saute the apple slices in butter until soft.  Pour into a 9×13 pan.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.  I just sprinkle until it looks good.  In a large bowl, beat milk, flour, sugar and eggs until well mixed.  Pour over the apples.  Bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes.  Make sure you have room above your oven rack, this will puff up quite a bit around the edges as it bakes.  When you take it out of the oven and let it sit, the edges will deflate back down.  This is also great leftover.  Just pack the leftovers away and enjoy a piece every morning with your coffee…Yummmmmy!

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One Comment on “German Apple Pancakes”

  1. November 14, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    That looks excellent. I will try it this weekend. I tried baked apples (the simplest dish in the world) last night and the six apples collapsed leaving a sludge of apple, cinnamon, raisins, sugar and rum. It looked awful but tasted nice with some ice cream.
    Nice photos too, btw

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