Friday, October 15, 2010
Breakfast for my Biggest Fan
Since my husband loves baked apple desserts (apple pie, apple fritters, apple crisps etc.), for his birthday breakfast this year, I tried to recreate a baked apple pancake that we had in a restaurant awhile back. It turned out really good, but super sweet. Next time, I think I might skip the butter & cinnamon sugar that I put on the top and serve it with a little maple syrup on the side.
Happy birthday honey!
Baked Apple Pancake (4 servings)
3 T unsalted butter (divided)
2 medium Gala apples, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 c. brown sugar (divided)
pinch of salt
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in an ovenproof skillet. Add the apple slices and heat until tender, about 8-10 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and stir to combine. Remove from the heat.
Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, salt, milk & flour in a bowl. Pour over the apples in the skillet. Bake in the oven until puffy, about 10 minutes. While the pancake is baking, combine the remaining 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and the cinnamon.
Remove the puffed pancake from the oven, dot with 1 tablespoon of butter that you've cut into small pieces, and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar. Put it back into the oven for another 10 minutes, until browned. Slice and serve.