Apple Bacon Dutch Baby

Taylor, Taylor Takes a Taste

Oh, how I love weekend mornings. These are the times when you can unwind, relax and recharge for the busy week ahead. There are few better ways to do this than share a meal with your friends and family. It doesn’t have to be fancy; heck you can even wear your PJs if you like. All you need are the ones you love and great food. After sleeping in late the first meal of the weekend is usually pushed back closer to lunch time. With a later start to the day, your taste buds may be craving a savory breakfast item. Sure quiches, casseroles and omelets are all popular, but have you ever considered a Dutch Baby pancake?

Dutch Babies are cooked in a hot cast iron pan. As they bake, they balloon in size creating a delicious, light and flavorful breakfast treat. You can fill them with a wide range of toppings. For this weekend’s breakfast, I suggest this Savory Apple Bacon and Cheddar Dutch Baby pancake.

Apple Bacon Cheddar Dutch Baby

By Taylor
Serves 4-6


1 apple, peeled, cored and sliced very thin
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, 3 of which are melted
3/4 cup bread flour
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup whole milk, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
5 large eggs, room temperature
8 strips cooked bacon, crumbled
1 cup extra sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
powdered sugar, for garnish


Turn oven on to 375°F. Place 10-inch cast iron skillet in oven and let pan heat while you prepare the batter (5 minutes or so). Toss apple slices in lemon juice.

In a blender or food processor, add the 3 tablespoons of melted butter, flour, cornmeal, milk, salt, and eggs. Mix for 30-45 seconds until a smooth batter has formed. Transfer from blender or food processor to a large bowl. Add bacon and cheese and stir.

Remove skillet from oven and add the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter, and let melt. Arrange apple slices in a single layer in skillet. Pour batter over top.

Bake in oven until puffy and golden, about 25 minutes. Top with powdered sugar before serving.

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  1. Julie said:

    Can this be cooked in a casserole dish if you do not have a cast iron skillet?

  2. realbutter said:

    Julie – Yes, you can use a casserole dish.

  3. Michelle said:

    can you use bacon bits instead of the real bacon

  4. Carolyn White said:

    Do you think it would still be a successful dish if you made it in an aluminum pan that is disposable? I would like to take this dish to a morning book study I attend, but they always want you to make sure the dish you bring is in something disposable. Thanks.