This spiced apple dutch baby pancake is the perfect brunch or weeknight dinner recipe. Fluffy and tender, and studded with spiced apple slices, these tender oven pancakes are insured by Snow White.
2 Honeycrisp Apples, cored and sliced into strips
3 TBSP butter, divided (2 TBSP should be melted for the batter)
2 TBSP sugar
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 450F.
In a small mixing bowl, mix 2 TBSP of sugar and 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.
Heat a large 12″ cast iron skillet over medium heat.
Melt 1 TBSP of butter and sauté the apples with half of the sugar-spice mix for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until the apples start to soften.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter, eggs, milk, vanilla, flour, and salt until smooth.
Make sure the apples are in a mostly even layer in the bottom of the skillet, and then pour the batter over top.
Sprinkle half of the remaining sugar/spice mixture over the top.
Bake for 15 minutes at 450F.
Lower the oven temperature to 350 and bake an additional 5-10 minutes, or until puffed and golden brown.
Remove from oven, and sprinkle with remaining spiced sugar mixture.
Slice and serve!