German Apple Pecan Pancake with Fresh Whipped Cream

German Apple Pecan Pancake with Fresh Whipped Cream

German Apple Pecan Pancake with Fresh Whipped Cream

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes


4 people

More like a cake than a pancake. Inverted for the serve, this “showy” and delicious hot apple breakfast treat is topped with a dollop of homemade vanilla whipped cream and chopped pecans.

Why Try? There’s outstanding versatility with this dish–fine as a breakfast treat or hearty dessert.

Can be served as one large pancake or cut into individual servings.


  • 3 large apples, peeled, cored and cut into wedges 1/2 inch thick
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 5 Large Eggs
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Pecans
  • 2 tablespoons real vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • Pinch of fine Sea Salt


  • 1 In a blender, combine eggs, 1 tablespoon vanilla & the 1/3 cup sugar, blend until combined (about 10 seconds). Add flour, baking powder & salt and blend until smooth (about 10 seconds) more.
  • 2 Preheat oven to 350ºF. Melt butter in 9" or 10" ovenproof, nonstick frying pan over medium heat.
  • 3 Add apples & sauté, stirring occasionally until softened (approx. 5 minutes). Sprinkle apples with cinnamon & remaining 1 tablespoon granulated sugar & sauté until apples are glazed (approx. 2 minutes).
  • 4 Sprinkle in the pecans. Spread out the apples evenly in the frying pan & slowly pour the batter over the top, so that the apples stay in place. Reduce heat to medium-low & cook until bottom is firm (about 10 minutes).
  • 5 Transfer pan to oven & cook until pancake top is firm (approx. 10 minutes).
  • 6 Remove pan from the oven and carefully invert the pancake by holding the pan & a flat plate together and turning upside down. Lift the pan off the cake! Cut the pancake into 3 or 4 wedges and transfer to individual warmed plates or keep on 1 large plate for serving family style. While hot, add a dollop of fresh vanilla whipped cream.
  • 7 To make vanilla whipped cream simply add whipping cream and 1 tablespoon real vanilla into a large chilled bowl and whisk until desired thickened consistency.


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