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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

High Rise Apple Pancakes

It's the time of year for apples. Apple pie, apple crisp, applesauce, apples with caramel ... there are so many delicious things to do with apples!

One of our favorites is a little known recipe for High Rise Apple Pancakes also sometimes called German Apple Pancakes. They are simple to make and soooo good as a dinner, breakfast, or dessert.

You may want to double the recipe though, because it's hard to eat just one helping!

High Rise Apple Pancakes:
(serves 3-4)

Heat oven to 450 degrees with a large cast iron pan (if you have one) in the oven.
(If doubling the recipe, use two pans)

While the oven is heating, prepare the batter and topping.

2 eggs slightly beaten
1/2 C flour
1/2 C milk
1/4 t salt
1 T butter
Combine ingredients and beat until smooth.

When the oven reaches 450 degrees, coat skillet with butter; immediately pour in the batter.
Bake in the lowest rack of the oven at 450 for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350; bake for 10 minutes.

While the batter is cooking, cook the topping.

1/4 C butter
1/2 t cinnamon
4-6 C apples, sliced
1/2 C sugar

Melt butter in skillet over low heat. Add apple mixture; cover and cook until apples are tender while the batter is cooking in the oven.

When the batter is done, pull it out of the oven. Slice and serve covered with apple mixture. Serve immediately.


  1. Thanks for posting this, Ali! I love German pancakes! I've been having them for breakfast every day for awhile lately. This sauce looks so yummy. I can't wait to try it!

    1. I don't think I've ever made these for breakfast, but of course that's likely how they're meant to be served. :) Enjoy, Erica!

  2. In England these are called Yorkshire puddings and are usually eaten as a savory course, with roast beef or sausages and onions. I'll have to try them this way as they sound delicious.

    1. Mmmm. We love Yorkshire pudding! We always have it with our standing rib roast on Christmas Day. But this pancake is a lot fluffier than the recipe for our Yorkshire pudding. Perhaps you could share your recipe since you are actually from England and would recognize the real thing! :)