German Baked Apple Pancake

German Baked Apple Pancake


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About this recipe: This is a baked pancake that you cut into wedges to serve. The caramelised apples at the bottom are a real treat, and it makes for a pretty presentation when dusted with icing sugar. Serve for an indulgent brunch or as a pudding with some ice cream or custard.


Serves: 4 

  • 4 eggs
  • 60g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 250ml milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 100g caster sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 large tart apple - peeled, cored and sliced

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. In a large bowl, blend eggs, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Gradually mix in milk, stirring constantly. Add vanilla, melted butter and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg. Let batter stand for 30 minutes or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7.
  3. Melt butter in a 25cm ovenproof frying pan, brushing butter up on the sides of the pan. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 of the sugar, cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg. Sprinkle mixture over the butter. Line the pan with apple slices. Sprinkle remaining sugar over apples. Place pan over medium-high heat until the mixture bubbles, then gently pour the batter mixture over the apples.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 190 C / Gas 5 and bake for 10 minutes. Slide pancake onto serving platter and cut into wedges.

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Reviews (2)


This was the first time I have made anything like this. The flavour is nice, very eggy, slightly sweet and spicy. It was very easy to make and rose beautifully in the oven. Would definitely make again. - 10 Dec 2010


I agree very eggy - reminded me of a sweet yorkshire pudding. It wasn't particularly pretty to look out but tasted lovely with some cream. Would definitely make it again and improve it - not because the recipe needs improving but my cooking skills do!! - 21 Mar 2016

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