Foodie Friday: Apple Dutch Baby!

Finally went apple picking on Sunday! The original plan was to make strudel, as it usually is, but then I was inspired! A friend of mine from California posted a picture of Instagram of a dutch baby and that was it! I had to make it.

appledutchbaby

I adapted my recipe from this one I found on Allrecipes. According to how I made it, this is what you’ll need…

For the batter:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup milk (I used 1%)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

 

For the apples:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of  ground nutmeg
  • 1 large apple or 2 smaller apples, peeled and sliced (you don’t have to peel if you don’t want to)

You can make your batter ahead of time, you don’t have to but refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes. All you do is blend eggs, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Then slowly mix in milk, stirring constantly. Add vanilla, melted butter and cinnamon.

After your batter is chilled, preheat your oven to 425 degrees, and you can start on the apple part of this baby! Take a large skillet, heat it up and melt your butter. While that’s doing its thing, combine 1/4 cup sugar with cinnamon and nutmeg in small bowl and set aside. Once your butter is melted, sprinkle your sugar and spice mixture over it, then arrange your apples in a layer over that. Sprinkle your apples with the other 1/4 cup of sugar. Turn up the heat to medium-high and wait for it to bubble, then pour your batter over the apples.

Bake in the 425 degree oven for 15 minutes, then turn down the heat to 375 and bake for another 10 minutes.

It gets nice and poofy in the oven, but it does fall a little bit when you take it out.

Just a note… I actually used about 3.5 a little smaller than medium sized apples and it turned out very custardy because of the liquid. It tasted awesome though… those caramelized edges were amazing! I’ll definitely be making it again with less apples!

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