Big Apple Pancakes
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 large apples, peeled, cored, and sliced 1/4-inch thick
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- Pinch salt
- 1/2 cup whole, 2 percent fat, or 1 percent fat milk
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 lemon wedges
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. In a large ovenproof skillet (preferably with curved sides), melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Add the apple slices and cook, stirring, until tender, about 10 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar and stir to combine.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, salt, milk, and flour. Pour this batter over the apples in the skillet, transfer to the oven, and bake until puffy, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the cinnamon and remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Cut the remaining tablespoon of butter into pieces. When the pancake puffs, remove from the oven, dot with butter, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, and return to the oven to bake until browned, about 10 minutes more. As the pancake comes out of the oven, squeeze the lemon wedges over the top. Serve in wedges right out of the pan.
Recipe courtesy of Gale Gand, “Butter Sugar Flour Eggs” by Gale Gand, Rick Tramonto, Julia Moskin: Clarkson N. Potter Publishers, 1999
Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence