Dutch Apple Baby

The “dutch” in this name actually refers to the German-American immigrants known as Pennsylvania Deutsch. Garnish this with confectioner’s sugar or whipped cream.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 55 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 Golden Delicious or Granny Smith apples
  • 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 3⁄4 cup whole milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Core the apples and cut into 1⁄4-inch slices. Place a skillet over medium heat and once it’s heated, add the butter and apples. Sauté in the melted butter for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the sugar and cinnamon and cook for 3–4 minutes. Spread the apple slices evenly over the bottom of the pan.
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix the wet ingredients in a smaller bowl. Once the eggs are whipped and combined, pour into the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Pour the batter mixture over the apple slices, being careful not to move the apples. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. The mixture will puff up considerably and the top will brown. A toothpick inserted should come out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and slide a knife along the outside of the skillet to loosen the edges. Place a plate on top of the skillet, and flip the pan upside down to transfer it to the plate. Let it cool for 10 minutes before serving.