One of the traditions in our house is that we always have a special breakfast on Christmas morning. I try to find a recipe for something we haven’t had before or that we haven’t had in a long while. This year it was the Puffed Apple Pancake out of Bon Appetit.
Everyone LOVED this recipe so I thought it would be good to include in our Food On Friday posts.
We started, as usual, by gathering the ingredients. The recipe says to peel and core the apples. I quartered the apples to do this . . .
. . and then sliced them.
We followed the recipe and melted the butter in the 13 x 9 x 2 glass baking dishes. Then, after taking the baking dishes out of the oven with the melted butter in them, laid the apples out in the same manner that we lay out the apples for our apple kuchens. This seemed to make sense to me. (Note – do not leave the butter in the oven for longer than 5 minutes or the butter will burn – and yes, I know from experience.)
While the apples and butter were in the oven softening, I made the batter per their instructions.
It was easy and quick. When the apples came out . . .
I poured the batter into the pan (the apples will rise some when you do this) . . .
sprinkled the brown sugar on top . . .
and put it all back into the oven to bake.
After 20 minutes we pulled it out and got this!!
It did get a little brown on the edges but that could be my oven, which has been a little testy with me lately. Or maybe I am just not used to it actually working correctly (since we had it repaired not so long ago). Who knows. No one complained – it was that good.
You then cut the puffed pancake into four pieces and serve. We doubled the recipe to have enough for everyone and I should have done more because everyone wanted more than their one pancake. It is basically a warm, lighter form of apple kuchen and the warm maple syrup took it over the edge. It was great! This one is going into the family cookbook and it will be made a lot more often. It is one to use for guests too – they will love it!!
I hope you try it. Bon Appetit – you did it again!!