- 2 tablespoons coconut oil or butter
- 4 apples, sliced (no need to peel)
- 1/2 cup pecans (or walnuts)
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- pinch salt
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk (or sub 3/4 cup half & half plus 3/4 cups water)
- 6 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or brown sugar)
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter for greasing the pan
Optional: fresh grated nutmeg
Serve with Maple syrup, and powdered sugar (optional)
Pre-heat oven to 425 F with the 13 x 9 inch baking dish inside.
Saute Apples: In an extra-large skillet over medium, heat the butter and saute the apples, stirring until tender, about 10 minutes. Add the pecans, lightly toasting. When the apples begin to caramelize, stir in the maple syrup and a pinch of salt and and turn off the heat.
Assemble: When the oven is fully preheated remove the heated baking dish, and add 2 tablespoons butter, brushing the sides and bottom. Add the caramelized apples and spread out evenly on the bottom. Pour the batter over top. Grate with extra nutmeg if you like.
Bake: Lower heat to 400F. Place on the middle rack with ample room on top and bake 30 minutes or until beatufully puffed and deeply golden.
Serve immediately with maple syrup. Feel free to sprinkle with powdered sugar.
This is best served right out of the oven while beautifully puffed. The pancake batter and caramelized apples can be made ahead and refrigerated, separately. The morning of, just assemble and bake.
Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated.
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