Puffed Oven Pancake {Tasty Treats Thursday}

I shared a photo of my Puffed Oven Pancake last fall and had so many requests for the recipe that I thought I would share it here on the blog. These cream puff like pancakes are great for anytime of the day. I have always made them for dinner, but they would be great for breakfast or even as a dessert. I end up making at least 4 of these pancakes now that the boys are bigger and eating so much more as teenagers. Even though these are super easy to make, they do take time in the oven so make sure you give yourself plenty of time if you have to make multiples like I do.

Here is what you will need:
An oven proof skillet or well seasoned stoneware (I use my Pampered Chef round or square baker stone)

I start my sauce before anything else, because peeling the apples takes the longest and you need time for your apples to cook and soften.

Chunky Apple Sauce
3-4 large Gala Apples
1 C apple juice
2 tbls cornstarch
2 tbls water
cinnamon and sugar

Peel, core and slice apples into approximately 1/4 inch slices. I use my Pampered Chef "apple peeler /corer/slicer" to do the trick, quick and easy! Place peeled apples in a pot then cover with apple juice. Simmer on medium heat until apples become tender stirring occasionally. Add cinnamon and sugar to taste then mix together cornstarch and water and add to apples. Heat until apple mixture is bubbly and thickened, then turn to low heat stirring occasionally. This make enough for 3-4 pancakes.

Pancake Ingredients:
2 tbls butter
3 eggs
1/2 C all-purpose flour
1/2 C milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix eggs with flour until blended, then add your milk and mix until smooth. Place 2 tbls in skillet and place in oven until melted. Once butter is melted pour your pancake mixture into skillet and bake for 20-25 minutes. Pull out pancake with it is golden brown on peaks. Unfortunately my pancake never stays all tall and fluffy, it always falls flat! *NOTE* do not double recipe, it works best if you start out with new ingredients each time you make a new pancake. You have plenty of time to do this while waiting for pancakes to bake in the oven. 

Cut a nice wedge for each plate and top with Chunky Apple Sauce and lightly dust top with powdered sugar. Serve warm!

Happy Tasty Treats Thursday!!