This old-fashioned puffy apple pancake is laced with the flavor of Earl Grey tea for a modern twist.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
20 mins
5 mins
40 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until simmering. Place 2 tea bags in a bowl and pour hot milk on top. Steep for 5 minutes.

  • Carefully squeeze tea bags to release as much liquid as possible; discard tea bags. Let milk cool completely.

  • While tea is steeping in the milk, remove tea leaves from remaining tea bag. Grind into a powder using a spice grinder or mortar and pestle. Combine 1/2 the ground tea with confectioners' sugar in a small bowl. Reserve remaining ground tea.

  • Whisk eggs, flour, tea-infused milk, vanilla extract, and salt together in a large bowl until smooth. Pour batter through a mesh sieve to remove any remaining lumps.

  • Melt butter in a 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Immediately add apple slices, brown sugar, reserved ground tea, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Cook and stir until apples are tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Pour batter on top and transfer the pan to the preheated oven.

  • Bake until pancake is set, puffed, and golden brown, 13 to 15 minutes.

  • Shake skillet to loosen pancake and transfer to a serving plate. Dust with Earl Grey-sugar mixture.

Nutrition Facts

133 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 17.9g 6% DV; fat 5.2g 8% DV; cholesterol 78.6mg 26% DV; sodium 54.6mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
I think I would have liked a stronger Earl Gray flavor but I REALLY like that flavor. As written it's a delicious subtle balance. I'll happily make this again. Read More