Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Great Way To Start The Day: Apple Oven Pancake

One of my family's favorite breakfast is Apple Oven Pancake.  I found the recipe in my good friend Betty Crocker's New Cookbook.  Yep, Betty and I go waaay back!  We were introduced by a mutual friend, Bisquick, almost twenty years ago and have been great friends ever since. 

The original recipe is for Puffy Oven Pancake with a variation listed for Apple Oven Pancake.  I have only ever made the apple variation and over the years have made my own variations to it as well.

Apple Oven Pancake

4 tbs butter
4 large eggs
1 cup all- purpose flour *do NOT substitute self- rising flour in this recipe*
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 apples, cored and thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Melt butter in 11 x14 1/2 inch baking dish, brush butter on sides of dish.  Sprinkle brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg over butter in baking dish.  Arrange apples over sugar mixture.  Beat eggs in bowl, add flour, milk, salt, and vanilla and mix well.  Pour batter over apples and place in oven.  Bake 30- 35 minutes or until puffy and deep golden brown.  Immediately turn pancake upside down onto heatproof surface and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

I prefer to use Gala Apples for cooking.

I turn the pancake into a cookie sheet.

I use a pizza cutter to cut the pancake into serving sizes.

This is a great Saturday morning breakfast recipe.  If you time it just right you can squeeze in a rerun of The Nanny, and you know how I love reruns!

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