This delicious Fried Apple Dutch Baby is easy to make and full of yummy cinnamon and apples. Everybody will love having a slice for breakfast.
I love a good Dutch Baby. They show up as breakfast, dinner or late night snacks. Today we are having true fall weather – cool and cloudy. I know it’s Tuesday. I know Tuesdays are for eggs and toast or cereal but I was in the mood for some sort of pancake – preferably one with apples. This Fried Apple Dutch Baby hit the spot!
My traditional Dutch Baby recipe is wonderful but since it’s fall I thought I might see what happened if I added Southern Fried Apples. The result was kind of awe inspiring. The fried apples give this dish a rich, buttery flavor and a great texture of tender baked apple slices surrounded by dense Dutch pancake. I think this is my favorite fall breakfast right now!
Usually over the holiday season we have some house guests but nobody wants a big fuss over breakfast. I think an apple dutch baby is the perfect compromise. The dish is festive and fun but the preparation and clean up are simple.
You might also like this Cinnamon Swirl Peach Bread!
Fried Apple Dutch Baby
- 1 Fuji apple
- 5 Tbsp butter divided
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup cream
- 2 eggs room temperature
- ½ cup flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 425F.
- Melt 3 Tbsp of butter in a 10" cast iron skillet over medium heat. (The skillet must be ovenproof.)
- Peel and quarter the apple. Slice quarters lengthwise into thin strips. Add to the skillet. Sprinkle a tiny bit of salt over the fruit. Fry the apples for a few minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally so they don't burn. They will be slightly soft about the time the batter is ready.
- While the apples are cooking, start the batter. In a medium bowl put milk, cream, eggs, flour, sugar and salt. Whisk to combine.
- Melt 2 Tbsp of butter and whisk it into the batter. The batter should be thin and runny with no lumps. Set aside.
- Add cinnamon and brown sugar to the apples. Stir to combine making sure to leave the apples in an even layer in the bottom of the skillet.
- Pour batter evenly over the apples. Put the skillet in the oven and bake for 10-11 minutes until top is cooked and slightly golden. Flip unto a plate and serve immediately. This is good by itself or with butter and maple syrup.