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Original Pancake House Apple Pancake Recipe
Original Pancake House Apple Pancake
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Breakfast
Calories: 605
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.8 (10 reviews)

Menu Description: "Oven baked with fresh apples and pure Sikiyan cinnamon glaze."

Fresh, high-quality ingredients and traditional recipes are what makes this growing chain a frequent favorite for anyone who stops in. The star of the show is the incredible apple pancake, the chains signature dish. To make a dead-on clone, Granny Smith apples are sauteed in butter, brown sugar and cinnamon, then allowed to cool for a bit. That way, when the batter is poured into the pan the apples and glaze stay anchored to the bottom. This technique also prevents the glaze from penetrating into the batter as the pancake bakes since there is now an apple barrier preventing any mixing of the ingredients. When the pancake comes out of the oven its flipped over onto a plate and the apples are smiling away at you right there on top, dripping with a delicious cinnamon-sugar glaze. You wont need any syrup for this one, that's for sure. Just a light dusting of powdered sugar, if you like, then get ready for an apple pancake unlike any other.

Source: "Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2" by Todd Wilbur.

Photo by Mary Riley.

2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced (16-20 slices each)
3 tablespoons butter (salted)
Jacque Johnson  
Submitted on: 03/11/14
This is AWESOME!!! So happy to be able to make this anytime now. My family has loved this for years. Thank you
Original Pancake House Apple Pancake
Submitted on: 02/23/13
Delicious! The only thing I might change is to add a little bit of baking powder, the pancake came out flatter than I was expecting. Otherwise, it was SO GOOD! I'm going to make it again very soon.
the In-Laws Approve!
Christa Jarnot  
Submitted on: 08/28/12
I surprised my in-laws by making three of these for our brunch last week - they were addicted to the menu item when they lived in Indiana. I was very happy to hear this recipe receive rave reviews - thanks for keeping me their favorite! : )
Submitted on: 12/27/05
I made this christmas morning and I thought it was wonderful. The tartness of the apples balanced out the sweet from the sugar. All I can say is Yum!!
Cheryl Klepko  
Submitted on: 12/27/05
Luscious! Made two - one on Christmas Eve morning, and the other the next day. Wanted to see if it would work. IT DID! (kept batter, and glazed apples from the day before - saved time) Whipped cream is especially delicious on it!
Timothy Rogers  
Submitted on: 12/23/05
This is one of the best apple pancakes I have ever tasted!! Although, it was kinda sweet so I put in about half the sugar.
Lynne Boyd  
Submitted on: 12/21/05
OOHHHH from New Zealand! Delicimo!!! 6 out of 5.
Candace Brown  
Submitted on: 12/20/05
I have been waiting for this recipe for about 3 years! I am so happy. My kids are going to be so excited! They used to say they were going to get a job there to find out this recipe.
Sharon Hansen  
Submitted on: 12/19/05
This is very similar to a recipe I served at my bed and breakfast except mine had 2 more eggs. It was quite good but very sweet for my taste. If you love sweets, you will love this. If rich and sweet isn't your cup of tea, then have the plain baked pancake that Todd had here a few weeks ago. It's excellent too, just not as sweet for those of us who aren't sugar addicts.
Jeannie B  
Submitted on: 12/19/05
One word.......AWESOME!