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 September 18, 2014

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    Pretty good, but a little bit too sweet

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  • on May 11, 2014

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    This was fantastic! I made it for Mother's Day Brunch, and they were a hit! They puff up so tall. I was able to keep them in the oven and keep them puffed (with the oven off) for a few minutes while I finished off the rest of the sauce and some of our other food preparations, but they do collapse quite a bit once they are out of the oven. Truly wonderful, and super easy.

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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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