Mini German Pancakes with Apple-Calvados Caramel Sauce

TOTAL TIME: 45 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 25 min
 
YIELD: 18 to 24 pancakes (depending on size of the tin)
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Apple-Calvados Caramel Sauce, recipe follows
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar mixed with 1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon
APPLE-CALVADOS CARAMEL SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup calvados
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 fresh mint leaves, torn, for garnish
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Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Combine the milk, sugar, vanilla, zest and eggs in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the flour, butter and salt and blend until completely smooth, about 1 minute.

Spray muffin tins well with nonstick cooking spray and pour 1/4 cup batter into each tin, filling about three-quarters full. Bake until puffy and golden on top, about 15 minutes. Remove and let sit on a baking rack for a few minutes.

Remove the individual pancakes to a platter. The pancakes will sink slightly in the center. Fill with some of the Apple-Calvados Caramel Sauce and dust with cinnamon powdered sugar.
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the apples and cook, stirring until soft, about 8 minutes. Whisk in the sugar and cook until the sugar melts and thickens slightly. Remove the skillet from the heat, add the calvados, then return to the stove and cook until reduced. Add the heavy cream and cook until warmed through. Finish with the mint.

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  • on December 20, 2013

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    They were very easy to make but the word, pancake, is deceiving. Tasted more like a German Custard Puff. Even when I put a portion in a fry pan that made a lovely looking pancake, it had a creamy custard taste and texture. Had to cook them much longer than 15 - 20 min to get them golden brown and cooked through. Still, they tasted just fine with the fruit compote syrup. Disclosure: used Bisquick flour mix and milk.

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  • on December 02, 2013

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    This one is a keeper. Big hit with the crowd! So easy as it all goes in the blender. I had it ready in about 40 minutes or so - not sure why it took so long for some others. The longest part is cutting and peeling the apples. I doubled the recipe as it did not yield 18-24... more like 14 if you use 1/4 cup of batter for each as the recipe dictates. Loved it - everyone ended up eating 4-5.

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  • on March 10, 2013

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    Really amazing taste and very easy - I topped with toasted walnuts as well - this whole brunch was a hit and on the table from start to finish in 2 hrs - most of the time was cooking time.

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