German Apple Pancake

"Sunday morning and a German Apple Pancake and a great cup of strong coffee. While scrolling through my feed this morning, I came across this recipe, the craving struck and I knew I needed it now! Does that ever happen to you? I didn’t have exactly what the recipe called for, so improvised a touch and I’m delighted with the result. My hubbie and I dove in- didn’t take the time to slice and serve (it’s more fun this way)."
-- @feedtheswimmers
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Prep time 20mins
Cook time 20mins
Serves or Makes: 5-8

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  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup spelt flour
  • 1 tablespoon cane sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup full fat greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1 pound honey crisp apples
  • 1/4 cup turbinado sugar
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners sugar, optional


  • Step 1

    In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, spelt flour, sugar, and salt. In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, yogurt, and vanilla. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and whisk to combine until no lumps remain. Set aside.

  • Step 2

    Next, Preheat a 10” cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add butter and melt until sizzling. Mix in the apples, sugar and cinnamon. Raise the heat to medium-high and cook while stirring until the sugar is caramelized and bubbly and the apples begin to brown, about 8 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Remove from heat and add lemon juice. Stir and spread apples around the pan.

  • Step 4

    Preheat the oven to 350℉. Pour batter around the edges of the pan and over the apples. Bake for approximately 15 minutes until edges are puffed up and caramelized and the center is golden.

  • Step 5

    Loosen edges and carefully invert the pancake onto a serving plate. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar.