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
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?