German Apple Pancake #SundaySupper

German Apple Pancake #SundaySupper

This German Apple Pancake, also known as a Apfelpfannkuchen, is made from a simple batter that is poured over caramelized apples and baked until it's puffed up and airy. It makes a fun breakfast or brunch for the whole family!
German Apple Pancake | The Chef Next Door #SundaySupper
Guten Tag! {That means good day in German!} I'm really excited to be celebrating Oktoberfest with my #SundaySupper family today. Being of German heritage, I loved learning all about Oktoberfest and how it came about. Oktoberfest is the world's largest beer festival and is held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It's a 16- to 18-day folk festival running from mid or late September to the first weekend in October, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year.  The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations that are modeled after the original Munich event.

German Apple Pancake | The Chef Next Door #SundaySupper
It's funny because even though I'm half German, I've never really eaten a lot of German foods. I don't like sauerkraut {I know, I'm sorry!}, and I could live without brats if I had to. Plus, I don't even like beer! What kind of German am I? HA!

Some things that I do love are their sweets. Being a baker, you know I love my sweets so that's no surprise! Stollen bread is one of my favorites, as is black forest cake and streusel of just about any kind.
German Apple Pancake | The Chef Next Door #SundaySupper
Today I made a family favorite German breakfast, this German Apple Pancake. The apples get all caramelized with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon, then a simple batter is poured on top and the whole thing gets baked in the oven. It's ridiculously easy to make and the kids just love how it puffs up!

Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to check out all of the delicious Oktoberfest recipes that my #SundaySupper friends are sharing today. Also, I want to give a special shout out to Cricket from Cricket's Confections for being our gracious host this week!

German Apple Pancake
Author: Sarah Bates | The Chef Next Door
Serves 4
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4 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
2 large apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Powdered sugar, for topping

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. 

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, flour, and vanilla just until blended. Set the batter aside to rest while you prepare the apples. 

In a large cast iron skillet, or other ovenproof skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon and cook, stirring frequently, until the apples are soft and caramelized, about 10 minutes. 

Carefully pour the batter evenly over the top of the apples. Using pot holders, transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until the pancake is golden brown and puffed up, about 15 minutes. 

Remove the skillet from the oven and sprinkle the pancake with powdered sugar. Serve immediately.

Bon Appétit!
German Apple Pancake | The Chef Next Door #SundaySupper

#SundaySupper Oktoberfest Recipes:

Appetizers (Vorspeisen)

Breakfast (Frühstück)

Condiments (Würze)

Dessert (Nachtisch)

Main Dish (Hauptgericht)

Side Dish (Beigabe)

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