Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Apple-Cinnamon Dutch Baby


Apples and fall go hand-in-hand.  When fall rolls around, I find myself enjoying all sorts of apple dishes.  Today's recipe is for a delicious Apple-Cinnamon Dutch Baby.  I found this recipe in the latest issue of Southern Living Magazine.

I have made puff pancakes before and the family has always enjoyed them.   I like them because they are so easy to prepare and are easy on the budget.   You just need some eggs, butter, milk, flour, and spices for the pancake.  For the fruit, I used one Gala apple.  This recipe has a delicious sauce made from sour cream, brown sugar, and apple cider.  MMM was it ever good.

After removing the pancake from the oven, I sprinkled it with lots of powdered sugar.  I then cut and served with the sauce drizzled over each serving.  Everyone loved this dish:)  

Apple-Cinnamon Dutch Baby
From Southern Living Magazine


Ingredients

1 large Gala apple, peeled and sliced
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
3 tablespoons butter, divided
2 large eggs
1/2 cup fat-free or low-fat milk
1/2 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 to 4 Tbsp. apple cider or orange juice
Garnish: powdered sugar

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 450°. Heat a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes. Toss together apple slices and sugar in a small bowl. Melt 1 Tbsp. butter in skillet. Add apples, and sauté 3 to 5 minutes or until tender. Remove apples from skillet, and wipe skillet clean.

Cooking Apples

2. Whisk together eggs and milk in a medium bowl. Whisk in flour and next 3 ingredients. Melt remaining 2 Tbsp. butter in skillet over medium-high heat. Immediately pour egg mixture into hot skillet, and top with cooked apples.
3. Bake at 450° for about 20 minutes or until pancake is golden and puffed.
4. Meanwhile, stir together sour cream and brown sugar in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 45 seconds. Whisk until sugar dissolves. Stir in apple cider, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Serve with hot pancake.

Delicious Sauce

Serves 4-6










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