The Apple Pancake is a dish very unique to The Original Pancake House that takes over an hour to cook.
We peel and slice fresh, tart and tangy Granny Smith apples. The apples are placed in an eight inch skillet and lightly sauteed in clarified butter. Next, the egg based German batter is added from a batch that was made fresh that morning. The skillet is then placed in a 200 degree oven for approximately 45 minutes. At this temperature the German batter will solidify, but will not bake. Then the skillet is removed from the oven and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, the pancake is flipped over and baked in a 450 degree oven.
At this point the German batter will rise in the skillet as it bakes and the cinnamon sugar mixture on the bottom begins to caramelize. After approximately 15 minutes of bake time the Apple Pancake is flipped back over onto a plate, and served.
The Apple Pancake is very large when it comes out of the oven, but after it is served, it will shrink on your plate right before your eyes as it cools. Even though it takes over an hour to prepare one of these pancakes, we are always baking one; so it should not be much more than 10 to 15 minutes before you can enjoy your fresh Apple Pancake after it is ordered.