The Big Apple Pancake

For the pancake: 


For the apple filling: 

Some people call it a Dutch Baby. Some call it a German Apple Pancake. At our house, we call it The Big Apple Pancake and it has been a favorite for many years. Why? It’s easy to make.  It’s quick. It’s loaded with apples. And it is absolutely, fantastically, gloriously delish! Yes, I can make a pie … and I make a great crust … but The Big Apple Pancake is always an even bigger hit. 


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. 
  2. Beat together the eggs, milk, flour, and salt until very smooth. 
  3. In a heavy 12” skillet that’s ovenproof melt 1½ T butter. 
  4. When bubbly, pour in the batter and pop it in the oven. 
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, pricking it in the center occasionally.  
  6. When 15 minutes is up, lower the temp to 350 degrees F. Bake 10 minutes more. 
  7. Meanwhile, peel and thinly slice apples.
  8. Saute 8-10 minutes in ¼ C butter and the maple syrup. 
  9. Season to taste with cinnamon or nutmeg, or both! 
  10. When the pancake is ready (it will be dramatically risen, golden, and gorgeous), slide it onto a platter, load with apples, and devour. SO GOOD!!