One of my favorite food storage ingredients is dehydrated apples.   They are time-savers because they eliminate the need to wash, peel and cut apples, and they are delicious added to so many recipes.  Today I used them in this Apple Puff Pancake recipe.  It’s similar to a German Pancake, just a little less egg-y, and spiced up with apples and apple pie spice.  Since German Pancakes were the breakfast of choice for my teenage sleepovers, this recipe brought back fun memories.  (Tammy, I think you’ll like it!)

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APPLE PUFF PANCAKE

1 cup dehydrated apple slices  (broken into bite-size pieces and rehydrated in 1/2 cup hot water)

1 Tbsp. butter

1 Tbsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. apple pie spice

3 eggs (or 3 T. dehydrated eggs + 1/3 cup water)

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup milk

1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Squeeze any excess water out of apples and saute in a frying pan with butter, sugar and apple pie spice until well coated.

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In a blender, whip eggs, flour, milk and salt on high for one minute.  Place hot apples in a greased 8 x 8 pan.  Pour batter over apples. Bake for 15 minutes. I served mine with some Spiced Apple Syrup that I had on hand , but it’s great with maple syrup as well. YUM-MY!!

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I love Apple Pie Spice for storage.  I buy it in bulk 1 lb. packages from Alison’s Pantry. If you’ve tried Cinnamon Plus from Pampered Chef, I think Apple Pie Spice is basically the same blend (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves) for a much better price.  I like the depth of flavor and use it in place of cinnamon alone in most recipes.

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4 Comments to “Yummy Apple Puff Pancake”

  1. Tammy says:

    Mmm! Of course I’ll love it! I can’t wait to try it! We make German pancakes a couple of times a month already, so this will be something fun to try!

  2. Tammy says:

    Can I make this with just dried apples (the ones that aren’t crsp, but soft and chewy)? If so, do I rehydrate them? And if I don’t have apple pie spice, is it just 1/8 tsp. of each of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves?

  3. Kim says:

    I’m sure you could make it with dried apples. Hmm…not sure if you should rehydrate them…maybe a little bit (then squeeze out as much water as possible). Yes, your spice combo will work fine.

  4. Tammy says:

    I tried this last night for dinner (yes, I’m the queen of making “breakfast” for dinner) and used real/fresh apples. I think I needed to brown them a little longer to soften them up more – they were a bit on the crunchy side. I think next time I’ll try it w/ dried or dehydrated apples or saute longer. 🙂

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