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Are you always looking for something new to feed more than a couple of people whether it is your own company or a group getting together? I have a friend, Lori, who writes a daily blog, “More with Less Today,” and she has given permission for me to pass along this recipe. I know you will have fun making it and then devouring it! This is good for a breakfast, brunch or dessert.

Family Style German Apple Pancake

Ingredients:

Batter

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (gluten-free is good, too)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. raw sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Apples

  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 4-6 apples, thinly sliced

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and nutmeg in a medium bow.
  • Whisk the eggs together well in a small bowl.
  • Add milk and butter to the whisked eggs and combine well.
  • Stir egg mixture into flour mixture and let stand for 30 minutes.
  • While the batter is resting, coat the bottom of a large ovenproof skillet with cooking spray or olive oil.
  • Combine ¼ of sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sprinkle over the bottom and sides of the skillet.
  • Lay apple slices evenly in the bottom of the skillet. Start in the middle and arrange in a spiral. It will look like a big flower.
  • Sprinkle remaining sugar over the top of the apple slices.
  • Cook over medium heat for 8-10 minutes – do not stir.
  • Slowly pour the batter over cooked apples.
  • Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes before reducing the heat to 375 degrees. Bake an additional 13-15 minutes or until golden on top.
  • Remove from the oven and loosen the edges with a spatula. The whole pancake will easily slide out onto a serving plate. Cut into wedges and serve. This is great with syrup or sprinkled with powdered sugar on top.

Note: You can follow Lori at www.morewithlesstoday.com. She’d love to have you join her.