Honey Apple Dutch Baby

This is another favorite breakfast that I once saw on Alton Brown “Good Eats” show in it’s basic form. Really easy to prepare if you have all the ingredients. The key is equal parts of milk and flour in the batter and a good cast iron skillet. This isn’t really sweet in my version because the batter doesn’t use any sugar at all and the apples are made with just a drizzle of honey. Plus you don’t really need to feed sugar to your kids anyway 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium apples, cored and sliced into 8 pieces each. I find that Gala apples work best
  • 2 tablespoons of Honey
  • 4 tablespoons of Kerrygold Butter divided into two equal parts
  • 1 teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon, divided into two equal parts
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of Madagascar Vanilla Extract

Instructions:

Slice all apples into 8 pieces and core them:

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Next, turn on your oven to 425F and let it get up to temperature while you are working with everything else. Get your favorite cast iron skillet and put it on medium heat to warm up. Melt half of the butter in it and dump all sliced apples, sprinkle it with half of the cinnamon and drizzle it with honey:

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Keep the heat on medium, toss them around every now and then until they are golden seared on each side and slightly soft:

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Take them off the skillet and put into a bowl to rest:

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Next wipe your skillet with paper towels, be careful it’s very hot! Do not wash it with water, we want to just remove the left over cinnamon/butter/honey residue. Once wiped, put it into the oven that is heating up to 425F and leave it there until you are done with making batter.

Get a medium bowl, put eggs, milk, salt, flour, remaining cinnamon, vanilla extract all together and mix until your batter is smooth:

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At this point your oven should be already up to 425F and the cast iron skillet was sitting there for at least 10 minutes:

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Get it out, put on the stove, drop remaining butter into it and coat bottom and all sides with wooden spatula, and then dump all apples and pour your batter over it:

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Put the skillet into oven and let it bake for about 15-20 minutes until edges are brown and center is risen up, but still soft:

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Pull the skillet from the oven. At this point you are ready to slice and serve breakfast:

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You can make the sour cream and honey mix if you like (2/3 sour cream 1/3 honey) and serve as a sauce.  We ran out of sour cream so we enjoyed it as is. Enjoy!

 

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