Puffed Apple Custard Pancake

Puffed Apple Custard Pancake

This “pancake” really tastes like a cross between apple and vanilla custard pie.  It’s beautifully puffed straight out of the oven, although it will sink a little as it cools.  I first had this for brunch at a friend’s house, and after a little begging – she finally caved and gave me the recipe.  It’s also amazing with pears.

Puffed Apple Custard Pancake

2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced

1 tablespoon lemon juice

3 tablespoons packed brown sugar

4 tablespoons white sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

3 tablespoons butter

3/4 cup milk

3 eggs

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix apples, lemon juice, brown sugar, 3 tablespoons of the white sugar, cinnamon and cloves in a bowl.  Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons butter in a ten inch oven proof skillet.  Add apple mixture and cook until tender, 3 – 4 minutes.  Let cool.  Clean skillet and place in 425 degree oven for 5 minutes to heat.  Mix milk, eggs, flour, remaining sugar, salt and vanilla until smooth.  Remove skillet from oven and melt in the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter.  Pour batter into skillet and spoon apples on top.  Bake until puffed and golden, 15 – 20 minutes.  Sprinkle with confectioners sugar.  Serve immediately.

This is such a great recipe and is great served with sausage or bacon on the side. It’s also very budget friendly.  The whole recipe costs just under $2.00 and serves 4 – 6 people.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

What are your favorite brunch ideas?

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15 thoughts on “Puffed Apple Custard Pancake

  1. OH, yes Please! This looks absolutely yummy! I used to be able to get a coffee cake at the grocery store that was made with custard and apple filling. I haven’t seen it there in years now and it was one of my favorite treats. I can’t wait to try these!

  2. I made this today and it was delicious! I ran out of milk so I combined 5 TBSP of French vanilla coffee creamer with a cup of water and it turned out great! I will definitely be making this again.

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