Baby Dutch Baby With Apples
November 16, 2020
"I love Dutch Babies - known in my family as German Pancakes - but most recipes are for 4 servings. Delicious as they are, I really don't want leftovers for the two of us, neither do I want to eat a double portion. This is a pared down version using a small 6 1/2 inch cast iron skillet. Use the apple topping, a different fruit or just dust with powdered sugar."
- Serving Size: 1 (371.7 g)
- Calories 613
- Total Fat - 33.2 g
- Saturated Fat - 13.7 g
- Cholesterol - 930.2 mg
- Sodium - 533.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 44.4 g
- Dietary Fiber - 2.3 g
- Sugars - 31.5 g
- Protein - 33.7 g
- Calcium - 199.9 mg
- Iron - 4.9 mg
- Vitamin C - 1.7 mg
- Thiamin - 0.2 mg
Step by Step Method
Preheat oven to 425 ºF
Put half of the butter into small cast iron pan and let it melt in the oven while preparing the batter.
Whisk eggs and milk together.
Add flour, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk until smooth.
Pour into prepared pan and bake until light brown and puffed - about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt rest of butter in small skillet.
Add sliced apples, and stir until they start to get tender. They may be visibly browning on the edges
Add brown sugar and maple syrup. Stir together until apples are tender and sugars are syrupy.
Serve apples on top of Dutch Baby.
Optional - sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Alternate topping: add 1 cup fresh blueberries, sprinkle of powdered sugar and drizzle with 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup.
- Small cast iron skillet
The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.
- When selecting an apple, choose one that is firm and sweet. Avoid apples that are mushy or overly tart.
- When measuring the flour, spoon it into the measuring cup and level it off with the back of a knife.
- Substitute almond milk for the regular milk - Almond milk is a great alternative for those who are lactose intolerant or vegan, and still provides a great flavor and texture.
- Substitute coconut sugar for the granulated sugar - Coconut sugar is a healthier alternative to traditional sugar, as it has a lower glycemic index and is a natural source of minerals and vitamins. It also has a slightly nutty flavor that complements the apples nicely.
Cherry Dutch Baby Replace the apples with 1 cup of fresh cherries, sprinkle of powdered sugar and drizzle with 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup.
Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus - This savory side dish is the perfect accompaniment to the sweet and tart Baby Dutch Baby. The bacon adds a salty flavor and crunchy texture that complements the soft and fluffy pancake. Plus, the bacon provides a nice contrast to the apples and maple syrup.
Honey-Glazed Carrots: These sweet and savory carrots are the perfect addition to the Baby Dutch Baby. The honey glaze adds a touch of sweetness that pairs nicely with the apples and maple syrup, while the carrots add a subtle crunch and earthy flavor. Plus, the honey glaze provides a nice contrast to the salty bacon from the Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus.
Q: What type of skillet should I use to make this recipe?
A: This recipe requires a small 6 1/2 inch cast iron skillet. Other types of skillets may not work as well.
Q: How long should I cook the dish?
A: The dish should be cooked for 25 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. Check regularly to ensure the dish does not burn.
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This recipe is a variation of a classic German Pancake, which is also known as a Dutch Baby. German Pancakes were first popularized in the United States in the early 1900s by a Seattle restaurant called Manca's Cafe.
The Dutch Baby Pancake has also been popularized by the celebrity chef, Julia Child. She featured the recipe in her classic cookbook, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking", and it has been a popular breakfast dish ever since.