Apple Puff Pancake – A Breakfast Treat

Still filled with apples in the house, so when I saw my husband’s cousin Meredith post a recipe for Apple Puffed Pancake I took notice. Especially when she said she’d been eating it for “years and years.” While not as old as most of my recipes, this one dates from 1979. It comes from Cooking for Entertainmentby Marlene Sorosky. Super simple so it’s the type of recipe you can make when you have company for the weekend. And quite frankly it has that “brunchy” 1970s feel which brings back memories of my mom’s cooking.

Here’s the recipe:


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 c. flour
  • 3 tbs. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 lb butter or margarine
  • 3 apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2-3 tbs brown sugar

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Mix eggs, milk, flour, sugar, vanilla, salt and cinnamon until blended

Melt butter in a 12″ glass fluted pie pan in the oven

Add the apples and return to oven until butter sizzles. Do not let apples brown

Remove from oven and pour batter over the apples

Sprinkle with brown sugar

Return to oven and bake on center rack for 20 minutes or until puffed and brown

Serves 6-8     

Dan and I both loved this recipe and encourage you to give it a try. Many thanks Meredith for passing on your family tradition!


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  1. Bev says:

    Looks and sounds good! We’ll have to try it. How does it do for left overs? we never eat that much at one time! Can the left overs be frozen?

    • Meredith says:

      I could eat this breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a snack! It’s great either hot or cold. My mom would send some with me to school for lunch! I’m guessing it could be frozen but there is never enough around our house to warrant freezing it!

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