Apfel Pfannekuchen (German Apple Pancake)
Serve this traditional, oven-baked German pancake sprinkled with powdered sugar and applesauce.
3 large eggs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
7 tablespoons melted butter - divided use
1 tart green apple, sliced
Powdered sugar for sprinkling
Apple or pear sauce for accompaniment (optional)
- Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
- Make a batter of the eggs, flour, salt, milk and 4 tablespoons melted butterand blend until smooth.
- Heat 3 tablespoons of butter in an iron skillet or other oven-proof pan, until bubbly, add apple slices and sauté over medium heat until crisp-tender.
- Pour batter into hot skillet over the apple slices. Place skillet in oven and bake until edges are browned and crisp and cake is puffed, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and/or serve with apple or pear sauce.
Makes 6 servings.