World Tour – Germany’s Appelfpannkuchen

Our World Tour began with Germany.  We decided to make appelfpannkuchen, a type of pancake with caramelized apples on the bottom – something I thought both kids would like.  We used a recipe from Emeril’s There’s a Chef in My World  cookbook as our starting point.  
Since this is not my recipe and I couldn’t find it online, I can’t share it exactly, but here are the highlights:
First, you peel, core, and slice two apples very thin.  Cook them in a bit of butter over high heat in an oven-safe frying pan, then add brown sugar until cooked through and caramelized.  Meanwhile, mix up the pancake ‘batter’ (which was very heavy on the eggs and gave it a very eggy texture – if we make this again, I’ll reduce the egg count) and pour it over the top of the apples.  Slide the pan into a very hot oven and bake until golden brown.  When finished, ours looked like that (see above).
I sliced our appelfpannkuchen into wedges and we served it with powdered sugar or syrup.


My picky Little Man gobbled his down without a single comment – especially rare when trying new foods! – and ran off to play.

My Big Girl firmly declared the apples to be her favorite part and promptly asked for a second slice.

So far, we’re very fond of Deutschland!
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