German Apple Pancake


This German apple pancake is also known as a Dutch baby. It is a terrific pancake recipe for those special occasions. If you are strapped for time, you can start it the evening before and pretty much pop it in the oven. The presentation is excellent!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
4 servings


  • 4 eggs

  • ½ cup unbleached all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter

  • ½ cup white sugar, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 large tart apple - peeled, cored and sliced


  1. Combine eggs, flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; gradually mix in milk, stirring constantly. Add vanilla, melted butter, and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg. Let batter stand for 30 minutes or overnight.

  2. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  3. Melt butter in a 10-inch oven-proof skillet, brushing butter up on the sides of the pan. Combine 1/4 cup sugar, cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg in a small bowl; sprinkle sugar mixture over the butter. Line the pan with apple slices. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup sugar over apples. Place pan over medium-high heat until the mixture bubbles, then gently pour batter mixture over apples.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and bake for 10 minutes more. Slide pancake onto a serving platter and cut into wedges.


You can shorten the preparation time by using apple pie filling, but the crunch of new apples really makes it.

Editor's Note:

This recipe appeared in Allrecipes Magazine as "Strawberry Dutch Baby Pancake," and used strawberries instead of apples.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

456 Calories
24g Fat
52g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 456
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 14g 68%
Cholesterol 237mg 79%
Sodium 182mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 138mg 11%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 243mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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