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Zoe Bakes Dutch Baby

Dutch Baby with Caramelized Apples

byZoë François
Total 1 hour
Active 30 mins
Cook 30 minutes
Makes One 10-inch pancake
Ingredients
Dutch Baby
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup (130 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup (76 grams) salted butter, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
Caramelized Apples
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) lightly packed brown sugar
  • 2 Honeycrisp apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
Directions
  1. To make the Dutch baby: Preheat the oven to 425°F. Place a 10-inch cast iron skillet into the oven to preheat.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, flour, vanilla, and ground cinnamon until a smooth batter.
  3. Once the skillet has preheated, add the butter and allow to bake until butter is melting and bubbly but not browned, about 5 minutes.
  4. Carefully remove the pan from the oven and pour the batter over the melted butter. Immediately return the pan to the oven.
  5. Bake until golden brown, dramatically risen, and puffy, about 30 minutes. There will be butter on all sides and in the middle of the pancake, which will soak in once it is removed from the oven,
  6. To make the caramelized apples: Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saute pan, then add the brown sugar, apples, and cinnamon stick. Cook until the apples soften and become caramelized.
  7. Dust the Dutch baby with confectioners' sugar and serve immediately with the caramelized apples.