Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Baked Apple Pancakes

If our family were to rate recipes in our rotation, our children would unanimously give this pancake dish five stars as well as question why we don't have it enough. We love this recipe and need to make it more for sure! 
It gives me an excuse to break out my cast iron skillets. It's probably the closest I get to cooking out of camping pans ;) 

Baked Apple Pancakes

(adapted from Epicurious.com)

(Serves 2-3)

    • 1 Granny Smith apple, seeded, peeled, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
    • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
    • 4 large eggs
    • 3/4 cup whole milk
    • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
    • 1 tablespoon plus 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter

    1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Toss apple slices with lemon juice in medium bowl.
    2. Whisk eggs and milk in large bowl to blend. Add flour, 1 tablespoon sugar and salt; whisk until batter is almost smooth (small lumps of flour will remain).
    3. Mix brown sugar, cinnamon and remaining 1/4 cup sugar in small bowl.
    4. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in each of two 6-inch ovenproof nonstick skillets over medium heat. Pour half of batter into each skillet. Arrange half of apple slices evenly over batter in each skillet.

    1. Transfer skillets to oven and bake until pancakes are set around edges but still wet in center, about 8 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle half of brown sugar mixture over each pancake. Dot each with 1 tablespoon butter. Using spatula, carefully turn pancakes over. Return to oven. Bake until pancakes rise, sugar mixture melts to sauce consistency and top of pancakes is golden, about 6 minutes. Invert onto plates. Serve warm.