Found in the Taste section of the Minneapolis Star/Tribune, October 2011, originally from the “Apple Lover’s Cookbook”. My friend, Marina, makes a version of this without apples, and tops with powdered sugar and lemon juice as well. This is their traditional holiday breakfast dish.



  1. Set rack in middle of oven and Heat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. In medium bowl, sift flour then stir in sugar, cinnamon and salt.

  3. In large bowl, whisk eggs and milk until mixture is frothy and drizzles from whisk in a thin stream, about 1 minute

  4. In a 12-inch cast iron or other heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Lay apple slices in butter in a single layer and cook, without stirring, for 2 minutes. Gently flip slices and cook for another 2 minutes until tender.

  5. Working quickly, add the flour mixture to egg mixture and whisk just to combine. Pour batter into hot skillet with apples, then transfer the skillet to the oven. Bake until pancake is puffed and golden, about 10 to 14 minutes.

  6. Remove skillet from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

  7. Serve immediately from skillet, with lemon wedges to squirt over the top.