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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!

Recipe Summary

15 mins
30 mins
30 mins
1 hr 15 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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

456 calories; protein 10.3g; carbohydrates 51.5g; fat 24g; cholesterol 236.6mg; sodium 182.2mg. Full Nutrition