One of my favorite breakfast items is served at the Original Pancake House. The Apple Pancake is just like having apple pie for breakfast. So yummy! I knew I had to try and copy this delicious treat to make at home. This recipe is just like the original. The apples have a sweet taste with a rich cinnamon glaze and a light and fluffy pancake.
Now you don't have to stand in line to get this delicious treat on the weekend.
2 large Granny Smith apples
4 tbsp butter
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup flour
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
powdered sugar, garnish
Start by placing a 10 in. iron skillet in a 350 degree oven. Anytime I bake with my iron skillet I begin by heating the skillet in the oven. It makes a difference in baking any item evenly. Just cooking on the stove just doesn't provide the heat needed to bake properly.
Meanwhile, peel, core and slice the apples. Slice each quarter into 4 - 5 slices.
Combine the apples, dark brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl. (Photo A) Don't be tempted to eat the apples at this stage.
Remove the skillet from the oven and increase the temperature to 425 degrees. Melt the butter in the skillet on the stovetop. (Photo B) Add the apple mixture and cook over medium low heat until the apples are tender. (Photo C) Now I know it is so tempting to eat the apples at this stage because they are looking so delicious. Okay, go ahead and eat one just to make sure it is tender and sweetened to perfection.
While the apples are cooking, beat the eggs with a mixer and add the cream, milk and vanilla. (Photo D) In a small bowl, mix the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. (Photo E) Add the flour mixture to the eggs and mix until smooth. (Photo F) Pour the mixture over the apples (Photo G) and bake at 425 degrees for 18-20 or until the top is brown. (Photo H)
Remove from the oven and loosen the pancake from the edges by running a spatula around the edges. Place a plate on top of the skillet and invert them together so the pancake comes out upside down. The apples will now be on top. Garnish with powdered sugar and serve immediately.