We drove out to Outlook Farm yesterday and picked up two large bags of "utility" apples. Outlook Farm sells slightly bruised, not red enough, or just-too-darned-big-to-eat-at-once apples in large bags (maybe 20lbs?) for $9.95. We purchased a bag each of Gravenstein and Lady Golds, and I just ate one of the smallest I could dig out. It tasted just as good as an apple that would have come from the tinier, more expensive bag! We did not buy all these apples just to make dutch babies. Rather, we have big plans to make BIG BATCHES of delicious apple butter in the near future, but more on that later. Let's get to the task at hand, shall we? (If you've forgotten, the task is to make me feel less miserable about the rainy coldness...)
www.cooks.com, and I love it because it's fast, easy, and I always have the ingredients on hand during the fall months.
Recipe: Apple Dutch Babyfrom Cooks.com
- 6 tbsp. butter
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 c. brown sugar
- 2 lg. Gravenstein or Granny Smith apples, thinly sliced
- 4 eggs
- 1 c. flour
- 1 c. milk
- Powdered sugar
In a 10-12 inch frying pan (cast iron is good), melt butter and stir in cinnamon and sugar. Add apples. Cook, stirring until apples are translucent, about 5 minutes. Place pan, uncovered, in 425 degree oven while you mix the batter, about 5 minutes.
Mix eggs and flour until smooth. Blend in milk. Pour batter evenly over apples in pan. Bake, uncovered, until pancake is puffy and golden, about 15 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar and let stand about 5 minutes. Cut into wedges.
Make yourself happy! Make the Apple Dutch Baby!