Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Lovely Decadance: Easy German Apple Pancake Recipe

Dan and I had a little sweet tooth yesterday evening after I snuggled into my fuzzy celestial pajama pants and made a cup of Tension Tamer tea with honey to soothe my evening to a relaxing close.  I got to thinking about the recipe my mother-in-law was telling me about for a German Apple Pancake.  This is not like the thin little pancakes you're used to, it's more like a big ole delicious apple cake.  She had been at Costco during the Black Friday shopping invasion and got a free cookbook they were passing out.  In this cookbook she found the recipe for this delicious apple cinnamon wonder and tried it at home.  She was raving about how simple and delicious it was, all made in the microwave, and I thought it sounded intriguing so I got online and found the Costco recipe myself.  After making sure I had all the ingredients I figured I'd give it a try.  She was right, it was super easy and really good.  I didn't have the Krusteaz pancake mix they suggested, but I did have an off-brand one that I used.  I had to add a little more water than the recipe called for to get the batter the right consistency, the Krusteaz brand mint be different, but it worked out great in the end.  I used a mandolin slicer to do the apples and that made it really easy to get them thin. 

My Apple Pancake and a cup of tea, both warm and delicious!  (Magic is Afoot mug available in my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/MickieMuellerStudio but you'll have to make your won Apple Pancake!)

The only problem is, now I have it in my house and I may just make it vanish little sliver by little sliver, oh well, it did warm our hearts and our tummy's last night.

German Apple Pancake

Apple topping
1/2 cup of butter (or margarine)
2 cups peeled, thinly sliced apples
1/4 cup sugar (or splenda)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Pancake Batter
1 cup Krusteaz Buttermilk Complete Pancake Mix
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

To prepare topping, place butter in a 9 inch microwave safe pie pan.  Microwave on high for 45-60 seconds.  Stir in apples, sugar and cinnamon.  Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high 3-4 minutes or until apples are tender.

To prepare batter, place pancake mix, water, vanilla and cinnamon in a medium bowl using a wire whisk.  Pour evenly over the cooked apples in the pie pan.

Microwave uncovered on high 3-5 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Let stand 3-5 minutes. Place a plate on top of the pie pan and using hot mits flip it upside down onto the plate and remove the pie pan.  If you wish sprinkle with cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar. 



  1. This sounds delicious, and simple! What a great combination! Yummy.. I'll have to stop and pick up apples on my way home tonight, but I'm definitely giving this a whirl sometime this week. Thanks for sharing! mmmmm!

  2. My husband will love this. Will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I don't really like using the microwave...but this looks so good I may just have to hahaha


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