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Apfelpfannkuchen (German Apple Pancakes)


Change the way your pancakes look with this recipe that uses apples and nutmeg to give it a scrumptious taste.













Trans-fat Free


2 apples
cooking, yellow delicious or granny smith
5 tablespoons butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
powdered sugar


First gather these a few ingredients together.

Preheat oven to 475℉ (246℃).

Peel, core and very thinly slice the apples: you should have approximately 1½ cups.

Melt 3 tablespoons of the butter over medium low heat in a small fry pan, and sauté the apples until they are just tender.

Until they are just tender, about 4 minutes.

Meanwhile place the flour, milk, eggs, vanilla, salt and nutmeg in a bowl, and whisk until smooth.

Stir well.

Place a 9 or 10 inch cast-iron skillet in the oven to heat for at least 5 minutes - the pan has to be very hot for this to work.

When it is well heated, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to melt and put the skillet back in the oven. The butter should be very hot but not brown.

Preheat a cast iron pan.

Remove the skillet from the oven, quickly place the warm apple slices over the melted butter, and pour the batter evenly over all.

Bake for about 6 minutes. Reduce heat to 425℉ (220℃) and bake about 12 minutes until the edges are brown and the top is slightly golden.

Baking process...
Out of the oven.

The pancake will puff and climb up the sides of the pan.

Invert the pancakes onto a serving plater.

Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar, then cut in wedges and serve with maple syrup.

Delicious flavor with the great texture.


If you do not use apples, add ¼ cup (½ stick) butter to the hot skillet.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Great special breakfast treat. Have made twice!

almost 10 years ago

Where’s the cinnamon?!

Tom Venour

What are we doing with the eggs?

about 6 years ago

Thanks for your comment :) Eggs should be whisked together with milk and flour. I just edited the recipe, and hope this helps. Happy Cooking :)



When I flipped the pancake it went flat. Any ideas as to what I did wrong?

over 1 year ago

That's normal. It also happens with a dish called German pancakes/Dutch babies

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 201g (7.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 33949% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 148mg 49%
Sodium 456mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars g
Protein 17g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 10% Iron 11%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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