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This luscious Applejack Dutch Baby Recipe will have you weak with apple fever. It is the perfect way to kick off apple season this year!

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If there was ever a breakfast item that makes me swoon, it’s a dutch baby.


I love these things.

No… I am completely smitten with dutch babies.

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If you’ve never made a dutch baby, you need to. I can say that without any reservation.

You NEED to.

This oven-baked Applejack Dutch Baby is rich, buttery, and almost custard like on the inside.

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It all starts with an eggy pancake batter whirled to frothy perfection in the blender. Then the batter is poured into a sizzling hot skillet and placed in the oven.

Part of the beauty of a dutch baby is watching it rise into enormous bubbles in the oven, only to deflate the moment it comes out. These deflated air bubbles creates the most amazing layered texture, you could ever hope for in a pancake.

In today’s variation, the Applejack Dutch Baby, I added dark rich Musselman’s Apple Butter and apple brandy to provide a certain apple-icious pop of flavor.

I then topped the Applejack Dutch Baby with sweet vanilla yogurt and freshly sliced apples.

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This my friends, is how to kick off apple season.

Honey Crisps are at their peak right now. Don’t they deserve to sit on such a lovely bed of apple goodness?

I think so.

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Applejack Dutch Baby

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes


  • 2 Tb. butter
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup milk, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Musselman's Apple Butter
  • 1 Tb. applejack brandy
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
  • 3 Tb. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • Top With: fresh apple slices and vanilla yogurt


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place a 10-12 inch cast iron skillet in the oven with 2 tablespoons of butter in it.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients to a blender. Puree until frothy. (Make sure the eggs and milk are room temperature. Cold dutch baby batter won't bubble and rise as well.
  3. Open the oven and carefully swirl the melted butter around the pan. Pour the batter into the skillet. Bake for 20-30 minutes until puffed and golden.
  4. Remove from the oven and use a flat metal spatula to move the dutch baby to a cutting board. Cut into wedges and serve warm with fresh apple slices and vanilla yogurt.

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posted in Breakfast
last updated September 30, 2014

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40 Responses to “Applejack Dutch Baby”

  1. Tieghanposted August 16, 2013 at 5:51 am

    Dutch babies are the best! My mom loves them so I grew up eating them ll the time. I am loving the apple version, it is perfect for fall! Getting very excited for fall apples!


  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugarposted August 16, 2013 at 6:10 am

    This looks soooo scrumptious!


  3. Belinda @zomppaposted August 16, 2013 at 6:38 am

    Maybe it’s the name, maybe it’s the apple, maybe it’s the butter, but this always makes me smile!


  4. DeLallo Foodsposted August 16, 2013 at 6:41 am

    This looks delicious! Will definitely have to make these soon!


  5. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted August 16, 2013 at 7:07 am

    I’ve never made a dutch baby, I need to try this!


  6. TidyMomposted August 16, 2013 at 7:18 am

    I LOVE this Sommer, we always have a jar of Musslemans apple butter in the fridge- I think we need to make these this weekend


  7. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinchposted August 16, 2013 at 7:18 am

    Mmm. I love these….so yummy for anytime, but especially for fall!!!


  8. steph@stephsbitebybiteposted August 16, 2013 at 7:23 am

    I’ve never had a dutch baby, but now I TOTALLY want one. This one!


  9. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted August 16, 2013 at 7:31 am

    It has been far too long since I last had these! They look so good!


  10. Julie @ Table for Twoposted August 16, 2013 at 7:33 am

    I’ve never had these before! This must change asap! This totally reminds me of Fall too :)


  11. Jeanetteposted August 16, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Love this Sommer! Great way to cook with apple butter!


  12. Jenny Flakeposted August 16, 2013 at 7:45 am

    So fun!! Love Dutch Baby’s!!


  13. Deniseposted August 16, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I’ve never made dutch babies before, but these look so amazing! Kind of like a pancake pie :)


  14. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Doughposted August 16, 2013 at 7:50 am

    LOVE me a good Dutch baby! This one looks so thick and delicious — totally crushing on the addition of apple butter!


  15. Mariaposted August 16, 2013 at 8:02 am

    I love apple butter! These have me craving fall!


  16. Marian (Sweetopia)posted August 16, 2013 at 8:05 am

    The first time I had apple butter, I was already in my early thirties (I know, how had I not had it before?!), and I instantly loved it – I’m going to try this recipe for sure!


  17. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted August 16, 2013 at 8:35 am

    I love everything about this, can’t wait to make it for our girls!


  18. Ali | Gimme Some Ovenposted August 16, 2013 at 9:09 am

    This makes me so excited for apple season! Beautiful!


  19. Angieposted August 16, 2013 at 9:56 am

    This is super cute!


  20. Paula - bell'alimentoposted August 16, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Love dutch babies!


  21. liaposted August 16, 2013 at 10:53 am

    I’m Dutch, but never heard of (or had) these things, and the recipe is also unknown.
    So what’s in a name…
    i’m certainly going to try these, but what is applebutter? is it like applesause, or how can i make this?


    • Sommer — August 16th, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

      Hi Lia, I’ve heard that before from a dutch friend… I don’t know where the name came from, but they are still worth making! :)


  22. Aimeeposted August 16, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I just passed bins and bushels of new apples at the market today. I’m so excited to get baking with them and this is first on the list!


  23. Coletteposted August 16, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I just made some apple butter!
    This would be awesome for breakfast tomorrow morning.
    Thanks, Sommer!


  24. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted August 16, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Mmm…that sounds like a nice weekend breakfast.


  25. Ash- foodfashionpartyposted August 16, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Never tried this and I can imagine how good it must be. Apple butter is always sitting on the table, so why not tomorrow itself..thanks.


  26. Candiceposted August 16, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Yum! I love Dutch Baby’s. Where can I purchase Apple Butter and Apple Brandy? I’ve never had either before.


  27. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted August 16, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    I think I just found my Saturday breakfast!


  28. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite booksposted August 16, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Im going to try these for Breakfast soon!! =)
    I love Apple Butter..and Apples!


  29. Karenposted August 16, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    We have my grandmothers original handwritten recipe-Love these! This is a great twist!


  30. Gabyposted August 16, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Dutch Babies are the best! My mom used to make them for me on sundays – oh I totally miss those days :)


  31. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.posted August 16, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    This looks so good! I’ve never had a dutch baby and I feel like I am missing out!


  32. http://www.fryeridingboots.us/posted August 17, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Never tried this and I can imagine how good it must be. Apple butter is always sitting on the table, so why not tomorrow itself..thanks.


  33. Kate@Diethoodposted August 17, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I’d love to wake up to this!! I enjoy a dutch baby once in a while… such a great breakfast treat!


  34. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.alposted August 18, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    yes please!


  35. marlaposted August 18, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    I would love this for breakfast, lunch + dinner.


  36. Carolynposted August 20, 2013 at 5:20 am

    So glad it’s fall when there are things like this to make!


  37. Averie @ Averie Cooksposted August 22, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I love making dutch babies and this one is perfect for fall weather!


  38. Russell at Chasing Deliciousposted August 23, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Yum and yum! And yum!


  39. Nutmeg Nannyposted August 31, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Oh yum :) this recipe is a dream!! I love it!


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