German Apple Pancake


Eman Abdurezak

German Apple Pancake.

Eman Abduzerak, Arts & Entertainment Editor

A German apple pancake is a brunch favorite, and making it is a festive fall activity. Think puff pancake crossed with apple tart. Serve to the entire family, or eat the whole thing straight out of the pan!


  • 3 large eggs
  • 3⁄4 cups whole milk
  • 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin spice seasoning
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 1⁄2 tbsp melted butter
  • 3 tart apples
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Place a buttered skillet inside the oven and preheat to 425°F. In a blender, mix salt, pumpkin spice, flour, eggs, vanilla, and milk. Cover blended batter and let rest for 60 minutes, then remove skillet from oven, add batter, and return to oven for 20 minutes. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Cut apples into
thin slices and combine the warm butter mixture with the apples. Add apples on top of batter, which should be baked halfway, and return to oven for another 15 to 20 minutes. Take out of the oven and add toppings of your choice (cinnamon sugar, nuts, confectioner’s sugar, whipped cream, etc.).

This piece also appears in our September 2021 print edition.