apple pancake

If you're anything like me, you get into a nice little food rut every once in a while. Not a boring food rut, but a comforting food rut --like breakfast for dinner on Fridays, or soup for lunch on Sundays.

But have you been needing a little variation on the comforting, but the have-made-enough-times-to-be-deep-in-the-rut pannukakku? Yeah, me too.

I'm not sure which country gets to claim this baked wonder -- Finland, Germany, Sweden, Holland? We'll just call it apple pancake.

apple pancake
serves 4

3 eggs
3/4 C milk
3/4 C flour
1 teas vanilla
1/4 teas salt
1 apple (or pear would be good too), thinly sliced
2 Tbs sugar
3/4 teas cinnamon
2 Tbs unsalted butter

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place a 12-in oven-proof skillet into the oven to warm it. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, flour, extract, and salt until smooth. In a separate bowl, toss the fruit with the sugar and cinnamon.

Remove the preheated skillet from the oven and add thebutter, swirling until it's melted. Arrange sliced apples (or pears) in a single layer and pour batter over top. Bake until puffed, golden, and cooked (25 mins.) And it does rise somethin' delicious. Serve with maple syrup.

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