Back when my wife and I were engaged, she (like many people) had a bridal shower. We were lucky to get some great gifts, but perhaps the best gift we got was recipes! Everyone who got an invitation was also sent a couple of recipe cards and were asked to fill them out with a couple of their favorites to help us expand the selection of meals we could make. (No one knew years later we'd come to own a kitchen store!). With it being apple season here in Vermont, we were looking for a creative way to use some of our freshly picked apples, so we took to our pile of recipe cards for inspiration and came across this recipe for an Apple Popover Pancake from my dad's cousin Karen (I'm always confused by this sort of thing but if I'm reading this Wikipedia entry correctly Karen is my 1st cousin once removed. Either way thanks Karen!)
This meal reminded me of a Dutch Baby in some ways but is a little sweeter, and little fuller, and not quite as tricky to make! We topped it with some maple syrup (because that's what you do in Vermont) and a dollop of whipped cream! It was a delicious way to start the day!
What you'll need:
- 1 large apple (or 2 small apples works too)
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 2 Tbsp cinnamon sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 Cup Flour
- 1/2 Cup Milk
- 1/2 tsp salt
How you'll do it:
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Peel, core and slice apple into 16ths
- In a bowl, beat eggs, milk, flour and salt, until well combined.
- Melt butter in cast iron skillet over medium heat, add apples and sprinkle w/ 1 Tbsp Cinnamon Sugar and sauté for five minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Pour egg mixture over apples, and put skillet in the oven. Bake for 20 min.
- Remove from oven, sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar on top and enjoy!