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Baked German Apple Pancake (Dutch Baby) Recipe with Nutmeg & Ginger

When you're in the mood for a sweet breakfast, there is nothing like a beautifully puffed baked German apple pancake (Dutch Baby) to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: German
Keyword: Vegetarian
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 317kcal


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • cup half-and-half
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 ¼ pounds 3 to 4 large Gala or Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into ½-inch slices
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • powdered sugar


  • Place an oven rack in the upper-middle position and preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, salt, nutmeg, and ground ginger. In a medium bowl, whisk together half-and-half, eggs, and vanilla extract. Pour the half-and-half mixture into the flour mixture and whisk until smooth, without lumps.
  • In a 10-inch nonstick ovenproof skillet set over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the apples and brown sugar. Cook, stirring frequently, until the apples are golden brown, about 10 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in lemon juice. Pour the batter around the edges of the pan and then over top of the apples.
  • Place the skillet into the oven and immediately turn the heat to 425 degrees F. Bake until the pancake is brown and it has puffed above the edges of the skillet, 15 to 18 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, loosen the edges of the pancake from the skillet and invert the pancake onto a serving platter. Sift powdered sugar over the top of the pancake and cut it into wedges. Serve immediately.


From the kitchen of Cookin' Canuck | cookincanuck.com


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 344mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 7.6mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1.4mg