As a kid, there was nothing better than waking up on a lazy Sunday morning to the smell of apple pancakes wafting through the house. With this super easy twist on a pancake recipe, you can impress your mom, your roommates, and yourself. 

While it may seem complicated, it's really not. With this recipe, you can make yourself a giant, fluffy, apple-filled pancake in under an hour.

Dutch Apple Pancake

  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:35 mins
  • Total Time:50 mins
  • Servings:6
  • Easy


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 medium apple
  • confectioner's sugar for dusting
  • cinnamon for dusting
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  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375°F.

  • Step 2

    Put butter in 9-inch round baking dish and place in oven to melt.

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  • Step 3

    Slice apple into thin slices.

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  • Step 4

    In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, milk, and eggs.

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  • Step 5

    Stir the mixture until batter is smooth.

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  • Step 6

    Remove baking dish from oven and swirl to evenly coat bottom and sides with butter.

  • Step 7

    Line bottom of pan with thinly sliced apples. Add between 1-3 layers of apple slices, depending how much fruit you want in the pancake.

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  • Step 8

    Pour batter into baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes. You want the edges to be crisp and golden brown while the center is set but still soft.

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  • Step 9

    Remove baking dish from oven and dust with confectioner's sugar and cinnamon.

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  • Step 10

    Cut pancake into wedges and serve immediately.

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You can substitute the apples to make the pancake reflect the season or your favorite fruits. Strawberries, blackberries, and peaches are all delicious substitutions.