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MINI CARAMELIZED APPLE DUTCHIES

mini caramelized apple dutchies

Megan
Tart, sweet, buttery with a taste of autumn in every bite. The dutch baby pancake, traditionally made in a skillet, gets transfered to a muffin tin becuase everything is more delicious when its mini! These come together in under 30 and will be your new go to for fall brunching.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Equipment

  • 12 ct. non stick muffin tin
  • high speed blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large apple, cored, quartered and thinly sliced honeycrisp, granny smith, pink lady, any "baking apple"
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 c all purpose flour (60g)
  • 1/4 c rolled oats (45g)
  • 1/2 c whole milk, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (alt. 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/8 tsp nutmeg)
  • toppings: powdered sugar, pure maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425F. Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl. Lightly grease each muffin cup of a 12 ct. muffin tin. I  use the melted butter and a pastry brush. 
  • Cut apple slices to fit in slightly overlapping layers. Layer 2 slices (4 pieces) in each muffin cup. Pour 1 tsp melted butter into each cup. Top with 1/2 tsp brown sugar in each cup. Place muffin tin into 425F oven for 10 minutes. 
  • Place remaining ingredients (and any leftover melted butter) into a high speed blender.  Blend until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. 
  • Carefully pull the tin out of the oven, gently stir the apples (in case any are sticking)  Pour batter into each cup, about 2/3 the way up. Place tin back into the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  • Cool in the muffin tin on a cooling rack for 5 minutes. This helps the apples cool and caramelize enough to lift out intact. If not, they're still delicious served on top! Loosen edges and gently scoop out of the tin. A large spoon or offset spatula can help. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with warm maple syrup. 
Keyword brunch, easy breakfeast, easy entertaining, fall breakfast, mini pancakes, pancakes
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