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Fall is finally here and with it comes my favorite food: APPLES! I grew up in New England so I am very picky about my apples…I don’t want them mealy or overly sweet. I want a nice, juicy McIntosh that is crisp and just a tad bit sweet. Since we are heading into peak apple season I have been browsing through apple recipes on the Internet. I am starting to see locally grown apples in my grocery store and while they aren’t organic I figure only traveling an hour to get to my grocery store makes them low on the carbon footprint scale, right? If you are looking for apple recipes don’t just stick with pies! You can make all sorts of things with apples from salads to breads to stuffed squash and just about everything in between.
During my research into possible ways to use up my apples I came across some great apple recipes on AllRecipes.com. The recipe for German Apple Pancakes looked delicious, although I made a few modifications based on what I had and my own personal preference. I used whole milk that I got from Promised Land Dairy and along with the local apples and organic eggs this made a great meatless Monday dinner idea. I threw in some walnuts for a little added protein and the resulting pancake was filling and sweet. I found that the texture reminded me more of a french toast (slightly eggy and a little more dense than a pancake) but it was easy to make and delicious. Hope you enjoy! Leave me a comment and let me know a few of your own favorite apple recipes!
German Apple Pancake
- 8 eggs
- 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2 TBSP flax seeds
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 cups whole milk
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 McIntosh apples peeled, cored and sliced
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- In a large bow combine the flour, baking powder, brown sugar and salt.
- Add in the milk, eggs,vanilla, melted butter and mix with whisk briskly until batter is smooth.
- Set the batter aside
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F
- In a large cast iron skillet (10 to 12 inches), melt the butter over medium heat, brushing butter up on the sides of the pan.
- Add in the ½ cup brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir to combine.
- Line the pan with apple slices and chopped walnuts.
- Gently pour the batter mixture over the apples.
- Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
- Reduce heat to 375 degrees F and bake another 15 minutes.
- Let cool 15 minutes and slice to serve.
What are your favorite apple recipes?
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