Maybe it's just because I'm not really a breakfast person, but I don't typically think to make these until I find myself wondering what to do with an apple or two that have been sitting around uneaten. This time, I actually made it on purpose. I was walking through the produce department the other day, and when I passed by the apples, this image floated into my head.
It's super easy to make, and if you've got hungry guys in the house, you can make them each their own. Otherwise, you can slice it into wedges to be served with your favorite syrup. It's a nice brunch option as well.
1 large or 2 small apples
1 t cinnamon
1 t sugar
1/2 c milk
1 t vanilla
3/4 c flour
1/4 t salt
- Spray a pie plate with PAM Baking and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Peel, core, and slice apple(s), arranging the slices in a spiral in the pie plate.
- Sprinkle the apples with the 1t each of cinnamon and sugar.
- Whisk together the milk, vanilla, eggs, flour, and salt to form the batter.
- Pour the batter over the apples, giving the pie plate a little wiggle to make sure the batter settles in around the apple slices.
- Bake for +/- 30" until puffed and golden.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
- Serve with butter, fresh fruit, and/or syrup of choice.
NOTE: If you are working with a type of apple that you know to be particularly juicy, rather than sprinkling the cinnamon/sugar over the slices while they're in the pie plate, toss the cinnamon/sugar with the apples in a separate bowl and let it sit for a few minutes to release some of the liquid. That way, you can pour it out and won't end up with a soggy-bottomed pancake. When I can find it, my favorite syrup with these is an almond syrup.