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Apple Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe

This Apple Dutch Baby Pancake is like a combination of an apple pie and a tender buttery pancake. There isn’t any flipping or dripping and cleanup is a breeze.

Horizontal view of whole Apple Dutch Baby Pancake with apple filling in bowl

It wasn’t that long ago that I was first introduced to the Dutch Baby Pancake. Amazed was my initial opinion. My opinion of this Apple Dutch Baby Pancake doubles down that opinion.

Slice of Apple Dutch Pancake with apple filing

One of the reasons that I love this pancake is because they are so simple to make and delicious to eat. They’re perfect for breakfast, brunch and in my case breakfast for dinner! Being able to just mix them up and pour them into a pan can’t be easier. I use a large mixing bowl with a spout. I just love the way that they puff up in the oven. They look like they’re a souffle or something difficult…not.

Close up view of puffy Apple Dutch Baby Pancake

When I eat traditional pancakes I have a tendency to use a 1:1 ratio of syrup to pancake because they’re often dry. That isn’t the case with a Dutch Baby Pancake. Their sweetness comes from the fruit that’s sprinkled over the top before baking. I dusted the Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancake with some powdered sugar when I made it. This Apple version got loaded up with a quick cinnamon-apple topping. That definitely bumped it up over the top.

Close up view of slice of Apple Dutch Baby Pancake with Apple topping

I love having quick and easy breakfast recipes over the holidays or for overnight guests.

This recipe would be so easy to make and would make anyone feel special at your table. The topping can be made in advance to minimalize putting them together when you should be visiting with your guests or drinking mimosas or something important.

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I hope you’ll give this Apple Dutch Baby Pancake a try. I think you’ll be hooked like I am.

Close up of whole Apple Dutch Baby pancake pan
Slice of Apple Dutch Pancake with apple filing
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5 from 8 votes

Apple Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe

This Apple Dutch Baby Pancake is like a combination of an apple pie and a tender buttery pancake.  There isn’t any flipping or dripping and cleanup is a breeze.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6 servings
Author Hostess At Heart

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour I use unbleached
  • 1/2 cup skim milk Any milk can be used
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 apple peeled, cored and diced into 1/4″ pieces
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Cinnamon Apple Topping

  • 2 apples peeled, cored and diced into 1/4″ pieces
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp corn starch

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.

Cinnamon Apple Topping

  • In a 2-quart saucepan, add diced apples,  lemon juice, and apple juice.  Cook until apples begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl combine cinnamon, brown sugar, and cornstarch.  Stir into apples and continue cooking until thickened.  Remove from heat and set aside.

Dutch Baby Pancake

  • In a small bowl combine diced apple, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of sugar.  Stir to combine and set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the flour, milk, juice, and eggs together until blended.
  • Melt the butter in a 12″ skillet over high heat until foamy. I used a cast iron skillet but use what you have.
  • Pour batter into the skillet and sprinkle on the apple mixture.
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. It will puff up while baking but flattens shortly after removal from the oven.
  • Cut into slices and serve with cinnamon apple topping

Nutrition

Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1.4mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Recipe Rating




Michaela Kenkel

Sunday 4th of November 2018

I think this would make a magnificent Thanksgiving breakfast!!

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 7th of November 2018

Thank you, Michaela! My family would love these on Thanksgiving morning too!

Sandra Shaffer

Sunday 4th of November 2018

My mom used to make Dutch baby for us kids, but we never had them with apples! Love the fall spices in this recipe. I'll make this one for mom!

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 7th of November 2018

Oh, Sandra, I wish my mom would have known about Dutch babies. I hope your mother enjoys this version!

Michele

Saturday 3rd of November 2018

I have wanted to try a dutch baby for so long and this sounds not only delicious but like something I can pull off! Saving it for Sunday Brunch next week! Thanks

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 7th of November 2018

Thank you Michele! They're perfect for Sunday mornings. That's when most of mine appear.

Alida @My Little Italian Kitchen

Saturday 3rd of November 2018

I have neve made this apple pancake. It looks divine and easy to make. Lovely photos too!

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 7th of November 2018

Thank you so much Alida!

debi at Life Currents

Saturday 3rd of November 2018

I've made many a Dutch baby pancake, but never one quite as pretty as this. I love the caramelized apples in this one! They look amazing.

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 7th of November 2018

Thank you Debi! They were new to me a year ago and I really wish I would have known about them when the kiddos were young.