At my (Jessica's) house, we love apples. So after my husband made his crock pot apple sauce a couple weeks ago, we had lots of apples left over, and I knew exactly what I was going to make with them.
This warm, cinnamon-y, apple-y apple puff pancake recipe has been a favorite of my family for years. When the weather turns cold, I start making this breakfast every few weekends without fail, and it's also been our Christmas morning breakfast several years in a row. It's the perfect warm and impressive meal for serving to visiting family, or to bring to a potluck. And you're in luck because today I'm sharing my family recipe with you all!
I mean, check out this deliciousness:
Warm, soft apples? Check. Crispy crust? Check. Soft center? Check. Recipe? Check it out:
Apple Puff Pancake Recipe
2 large apples, or 4 small apples, peeled cored and sliced thin (about 1/4 inch thick)
1 1/2 cups milk
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup flour
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
3 Tbsp butter
a pinch of salt
4 Tbsp brown sugar
1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
2. In your glass bowl, put your butter, cinnamon and brown sugar and set in the oven until the butter is melted (about 5 minutes). Once your butter is melted, add your apples and set back in the oven. Let your apples cook for about 15 minutes.
3. While you are waiting for your apples to get soft, in a bowl, whisk together milk, white sugar, flour, vanilla and eggs until combined.
4. After your apples are soft, take your bowl out of the oven and gently pour your liquid mixture over the apples.
5. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until it puffs up nicely and is golden brown around the edges. Garnish with maple syrup or a puff of confectioners sugar and you're ready for breakfast! Or dessert. Or both?
When it's cold and snowy outside I hope you enjoy this hearty seasonal meal as much as my family does! If you'd like to see more of our recipes you can check out our cooking treats page here. Happy Holidays!