Whether you're enjoying a casual weekend breakfast with the family or serving a special holiday brunch, this golden Caramel Apple Dutch Baby is certain to be the star of the show.
Easy Caramel Apple Dutch Baby Recipe
You may have also heard Dutch baby pancakes called German pancakes or oven pancakes. They're such a special treat. Pancakes are always a family favorite regardless if it's classic fluffy buttermilk pancakes, fruity blueberry buttermilk pancakes or my favorite snickerdoodle pancakes. This dutch baby with caramel apples is one of my favorite flavor of pancakes to make. when we want to shake-up the menu just a tad. One thing I particularly love about these kinds of pancakes is, that no two Dutch babies look the same. Each one bakes into it's own unique shape. Another fun recipe for oven pancakes you may like to try are these Sheet Pan Pancakes from Belly Full.
How to Make the Best Caramel Apple Dutch Baby Recipe
What is a Dutch baby? In essence a Dutch baby is a large baked pancake. You may have also called it referred to as a German pancake. It's light and airy with a texture that's almost more crepe like than a classic pancake batter.
- Ingredients you'll need to make a Caramel Apple Dutch Baby recipe: First make the caramel apples. To make them you'll need gala apples, light brown sugar, cinnamon and butter.
- To make the Dutch baby batter you'll need: Eggs, whole milk, vanilla extract, all purpose flour, granulated sugar, salt and nutmeg. You'll also need powdered sugar and maple or caramel syrup for serving.
- Ideally, a Dutch baby should be made in a cast iron skillet. If you don't have one, you can certainly adapt this recipe using any oven safe heavy bottomed skillet in the same size.
- Bring the eggs and milk to room temperature before making the batter also seems to allow the Dutch baby to puff up more quickly.
- When adding the caramel apples back to the batter, leave a 2 inch border around the edge so, the edges will have room to become puffy and golden.
- This caramel apple filled pancake will yield eight servings and how far that will go all depends on the appetites of those you're serving.
- This type of pancake needs to be served as soon as it comes out of the oven. Dust it with powdered sugar or a drizzle of maple syrup for the ultimate treat.
- Store leftover Dutch baby in the refrigerator for up to 2 days and reheat in the microwave. Please note, once chilled the texture will change and it will not be quite as light as when it's fresh from the oven.
More Southern Style Caramel Apple Recipes to Make
Caramel apples may be a fall favorite but there's no reason to wait until then to enjoy this old fashioned flavor combination. More caramel apple recipes you may like to try:
- This easy Caramel Apple Poke Cake is sheer perfection.
- Caramel Apple Scones will make a mouthwatering addition to brunch or tea time.
- Caramel Apple Hand Pies for dessert on the go.
- This Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Apple Fluff is filled with candy bars, nuts and crisp Granny Smith Apples. The best part is there's no cooking involved at all.
- Homemade Caramel Dipped Apples are a must-make.
- Caramel Apple Brownie Cheesecake from My Recipes.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Caramel Apple Dutch Baby
- 2 medium Gala apple peeled and thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoon light brown sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 tablespoon butter divided
- 4 large eggs
- ¾ cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- powdered sugar and maple syrup for serving
- Preheat the oven to 450°F. In a 10-inch cast iron skillet melt 2 tablespoon butter. Toss the sliced apple with brown sugar and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and add to the melted butter. Cook for around 7-10 minutes or until softened. Remove to a bowl and set aside.
- Wipe the skillet clean with a paper towel. Whisk together the eggs, milk and vanilla. Add the flour, granulated sugar, cinnamon, salt and ground nutmeg. Set aside.
- Melt the remaining 2 tablespoon of butter in the skillet. Swirl coating the bottom and sides. Pour the batter into the skillet and arrange the cooked apples on top leaving a 2-inch border to allow the edges to puff up. Save a few caramel apple slices for garnishing, if desired.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes or until puffy and golden. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with a drizzle of maple syrup, if desired.