The Weekend Gourmet: Apple-Currant Dutch Baby Pancake for Fall Foods #SundaySupper #apple #breakfastfordinner F

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Apple-Currant Dutch Baby Pancake for Fall Foods #SundaySupper #apple #breakfastfordinner

Later this week, the calendar flips to October -- and the start of my favorite part of the year. Cooler weather, football...and the holidays! To celebrate the return of Fall, #SundaySupper is sharing recipes featuring Fall flavors. It may not technically be Fall weather here in Texas just yet, but we're still enjoying warm Fall flavors in hopes that we encourage Mother Nature to turn on the a/c! When Fall comes, breakfast for dinner automatically enters my mind. When my siblings and I were growing up, Mom would serve us breakfast for dinner when Dad went on his annual hunting trip. There was something extra special about eating breakfast foods at night. I love it to this day...especially when I include my Apple-Currant Dutch Baby Pancake on the menu!

If you love the flavor of pancakes -- but not the pouring and flipping, a Dutch baby pancake is perfect for you. Simply pour the batter into a skillet and bake it to perfection in the oven! While the pancake bakes, you have a pocket of time to make the apple filling -- it tastes like apple pie and is flavored with dried currants and chopped almonds. I promise if you make a Dutch baby once...you'll make them over and over again!!
Apple-Currant Dutch Baby Pancake
adapted from America's Test Kitchen
Ingredients (serves 3-4 people):
For the pancake:
  • 2 tbs. butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
For the apple filling:
  • 2 tbs. butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbs. honey
  • 1.5 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 large Gala apples, peeled cored and cut into slices
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, coarsely chopped
Directions:
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 400. Place the butter in an oven-proof 10-inch nonstick skillet. Heat the skillet in the oven until the butter is melted and bubbly. While the butter is melting, make the pancake batter. Place the flour, salt, eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a blender or food processor. Blend until combined.
Step 2:  Pour the batter into the hot skillet. The batter will look thin, but don't panic -- it will cook up puffy and a lovely shade of golden-brown. Do not stir!! Cook the Dutch baby pancake for 20-25 minutes, until it's puffed and golden. Do not open the door during the baking time...otherwise, your pancake may not puff up properly.
Step 3: While the pancake is baking, make the sauteed apples. Add the butter, brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg to a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Stir to combine and cook until bubbly. Add the sliced apples, and stir to coat with the caramel sauce. Cook for about 3 minutes, then add the currants and slivered almonds.

Step 4: Reduce heat to low to keep the apples warm while
the pancake finishes baking. When the pancake comes out of the oven, slide it onto a serving plate. The pancake will begin to deflate pretty quickly, but will have a slight rim to hold all of that apple goodness! Pour the apple-currant mixture on top of the Dutch baby. To serve, cut into wedges and. To really take the dish over the top, serve whipped cream on the side.
OMG...this baked pancake is heaven on a plate! The pancake is slightly sweet and very tender...and the apples? They cook up tender sweetly tart in the spiced caramel syrup. The currants provide a bit of tartness, and the almonds bring earthy crunch. Put it all together, and you've got a perfect weekend brunch -- or breakfast for dinner -- entree! We serve this with scrambled eggs and bacon for a perfect meal. If you've never made a Dutch baby before, Fall is the perfect time to give them a try! Make sure to check out all of the fantastic Fall recipes that the #SundaySupper family is sharing today...all of them are perfect for cooler weather. Check out A Guide to Apples plus Best Fall Recipes Ideas for #SundaySupper and this week's recipe collection:

Breakfast
Appetizers and Sides
Main Dishes
Desserts and Cocktails
Plus, A Guide to Apples plus Best Fall Recipes Ideas for #SundaySupper
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