Apple Puff Pancakes

Apple Puff Pancakes

Why am I making them? Because we have Golden Delicious apples going soft, and I like sweet things.

Yield: 6

(Apparently so, but I made a huge fat one with the ingredients below which we cut into like a cake)

Use firm apples such as Fuji, Spy or Golden Delicious.


Frying the Apples
* 2 apples, peeled and sliced
* 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
* 3 tbsp brown sugar

The Batter
* 3 eggs
* 1 tbsp granulated sugar
* 1/2 cup milk or soy milk
* 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

* 2 tbsp icing sugar, sifted (skipped – unnecessary sugar)


1. Heat butter in a 9- or 10-inch (23 or 25cm) heavy nonstick ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.

Transfer 2 tbsp (25mL) melted butter to a food processor or blender, leaving remaining butter in skillet.

2. Add apples, cinnamon and brown sugar to skillet and cook for 10 minutes, or until apples are tender.

3. Meanwhile, add eggs, granulated sugar, milk and flour to food processor. Blend until smooth. Pour over apples in hot skillet. (Note: if you don’t have a processor, I’d do the batter mix first, and then cook the apples and add the melted butter after)

4. Bake in a preheated 425°F (220°C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until browned and puffed.

5. Shake pan to loosen pancake. Invert onto a serving platter and dust with icing sugar.( I skipped the extra sugar)


Take One:

Delicious! Even though I totally spaced on putting in MILK and kept wondering why the hell my Apple Puff Pancake was not in fact puffing. It tasted like a kind of a thick dense cake instead of a pancake that’s fluffy and great.

Actually, like a thin crust apple puff pizza. That’s what it tasted like.

Okay time to redo this recipe…this time, with MILK.

Take Two:

Me: *moves Apple Pancake off the table to clear it for the samosas* …

*mumbling: “….and I’ll be back to eat YOU later, Apple Pancake!!”*

BF: ….*looks at FB, amused*

Me: What?

BF: Umm… *grin*

Me: I just want to prepare the Pancake for when I come back for it. I don’t want it to be surprised when I show up with a fork and knife. 😛

So, they turned out better. Fluffier, more pancake-y, but not fluffy enough for me. I would’ve liked a bit more fluff, so maybe some baking soda mixed in would do the trick.

I’m trying that next time.

We also poured maple syrup over the thing instead of dusted icing sugar.

But I could’ve eaten the whole thing without syrup at all.

But not bad at all! Another half of an apple would do it, and slightly more fluff.

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