Caramel and apple are the perfect pair. They get a lot of love, and they should. However, have you ever tasted butterscotch AND apples together? They are fantastic.
I created a pancake to celebrate this combination, and the best part is it is baked and ready on your breakfast table in no time. I recently went to Aldi and picked up some groceries, including some beautiful fresh apples. This is the time of year when apples shine so I needed to add some apple based recipes to my site.
This week, I am going to get a behind the scenes look at Aldi during a two day event at their Test Kitchens. I will be joining a few of my blogger friends with a first hand look at everything they do to work their magic, and I simply can’t wait!
I am definitely looking forward to their sessions on food and wine pairings and the fun Holiday Menu Planning Challenge with my fellow bloggers. In addition to some fun, we will be learning a lot of great information just in time for the holidays. I have always wanted to know more about how to select the perfect wines to go with my dishes so I know I will walk away much more of an expert than when I came.
I actually think this beautiful Apple Pancake would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving breakfast or brunch. It is truly fantastic, and worth of celebrating with.
Butterscotch Apple Pancake
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter separated
- 2 apples cored and thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
- Melt 3 tablespoons of butter to cast iron skillet or non-stick skillet over medium heat.
- Add apple slices to skillet and cook until soft.
- While apples cook, add brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to a small bowl and whisk together. Sprinkle half of mixture over apples and continue to cook until tender. Spread the apples around the skillet cover the entire surface and turn heat to low.
- Whisk together flour, milk and eggs and pour mixture over apples.
- Add skillet to oven and cook for 6 minutes.
- Sprinkle the remaining spiced brown sugar over pancake and dot the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter over pancake.
- Return to oven for another 4-5 minutes until puffed and golden brown.
- Remove pancake, invert on plate with apples facing up and either serve on plate or place back in skillet with apples facing up.
- Microwave butterscotch chips and milk in a bowl for 50-60 seconds and whisk together until smooth.
- Drizzle pancake with butterscotch sauce and serve warm.