Caramel Apple Dutch Baby

By: Jennifer M October 8, 2013 Sweets 43 Comments
Caramel Apple Dutch Baby
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The last time I made a Dutch Baby, I made it with summer fruit. At the time, I wondered out loud about making a Fall version – maybe with apples and caramel sauce. I was sure that someone would pick up that ball and run with it. But it’s been over a year now and, as far as I know, no one has.

Well … I couldn’t just let that great idea sit there un-baked. Someone had to do it!

I’m pleased to say that it is every thing I imagined. The caramel sauce tastes just like the coating on a caramel apple. The caramel recipe below makes a lot – more than you’ll need for this dish, but I’m pretty sure you won’t have any trouble finding other uses for it. In fact, I would go so far to say that even if you don’t want to make a Dutch Baby, you should make this caramel sauce. Yes, it’s that good. It’s caramel in it’s purest form, just caramelized sugar and cream. I suggest making the caramel ahead of time and storing it in the fridge until you bake up your Dutch Baby. You can spoon it on cold or warm it a bit.

I used Cortland apples, which are a great baking apple and hold their shape really well when cooked. That said, I don’t think you can go wrong with any apple in this one. Just make sure they are tender before your skillet goes in to the oven, as they don’t soften much while in the oven.

Caramel Apple Dutch Baby
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P.S. Unlike the last time I made a Dutch Baby, I am pleased to report that while I did stand on a chair, I was able to take these photos without breaking any bones. Yay me!

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  1. Valerie Harrison October 8, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Glad to hear there were no bones broken in the making of this breakfast treat.

    • Jennifer M October 8, 2013 at 10:32 am

      Thanks Valerie. It was a relief for me, as well :)

  2. Renee October 8, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Beautiful! How perfectly seasonal. And yes, I want that caramel, now, on everything!

    • Jennifer M October 8, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      Thanks Renee. I have been sneaking spoonfuls of it from the fridge :) Hope your leg heals quickly!

  3. Laura (Tutti Dolci) October 8, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    This is so gorgeous, I love anything with caramel and apples!

    • Jennifer M October 8, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      Thanks Laura and me, too. Hard to beat that combination.

  4. Julie @ Lovely Little Kitchen October 9, 2013 at 2:39 am

    This caramel apple dutch baby looks so cozy and delicious. Just found your blog – It’s beautiful!

    • Jennifer M October 9, 2013 at 6:40 am

      Thanks so much, Julie. You have a beautiful blog yourself!

  5. Nat October 9, 2013 at 2:51 am

    That looks delicious!

    • Jennifer M October 9, 2013 at 6:40 am

      Thanks Nat.

  6. Nat @ Made in Home October 9, 2013 at 2:52 am

    I want to make this now!!

    • Jennifer M October 9, 2013 at 6:41 am

      And you should :)

  7. Dina October 9, 2013 at 9:10 am

    it looks delish!

    • Jennifer M October 9, 2013 at 9:22 am

      Thanks so much, Dina.

  8. Yelle October 9, 2013 at 10:33 am

    this looks absolutely delicious and i can nearly smell it through my computer. can’t wait to make this this fall season.

    • Jennifer M October 9, 2013 at 2:45 pm


  9. Allie October 9, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    This looks delicious! Great pictures! Cannot wait to try :)

    • Jennifer M October 9, 2013 at 2:45 pm

      Thanks very much, Allie.

  10. Sophie October 10, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    So glad you made it through this photoshoot injury-free! What a relief :) This looks incredible tasty! As kids, since we raised laying hens, we made Dutch Babies often to use up eggs. Sometimes my mom would fill the pancakes with apples. The caramel sauce would put it over the top! Wow! Delicious, and so pretty.

    • Jennifer M October 10, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      Thanks Sophie. And you’re right, they are a great way to use up eggs. I don’t remember having them when I was young, but I’m making up for it now that I’m older ;)

  11. LKPNYC October 14, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Does this work best if eaten immediately? Looking for a make-ahead dish for a work function, and wondering how this holds up after a day or so (and long subway ride)! Thanks!

    • Jennifer M October 15, 2013 at 6:47 am

      It really is at it’s absolute best if eaten warm shortly after it comes out of the oven. That said, my daughter and husband had some later in the day after I baked this and there wasn’t a whole lot of complaining going on :) If you’re going to try, I would re-heat before serving.

  12. Liz October 16, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    This looks amazing Jennifer! Yeah for no broken bones this time! :)

    • Jennifer M October 17, 2013 at 7:03 am

      Thanks Liz. Yes, I was extra careful :)

  13. Lydia October 18, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    This looks delicious.

    I have a question about step 7, though. Where do the peaches come in? I’m confused. Thanks!

    • Jennifer M October 18, 2013 at 4:23 pm

      Hi Lydia, That should be apples. I have made this with peaches, so I just copied the instructions from that recipe (I’m lazy that way :) Forgot to change that one for apples.

  14. The Twilight Chef October 20, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    This looks absolutely gorgeous, can’t wait to try it – thanks for sharing!

    • Jennifer M October 20, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      Thanks so much!

  15. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious November 2, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    This is such a gorgeous dutch baby! It’s almost too pretty to eat!

    • Jennifer M November 2, 2013 at 6:08 pm

      Thanks so much. I thought that too for a minute … and then I ate it :)

  16. La Boufferie November 6, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I really like your pictures!!! Everything looks amazing!

    • Jennifer M November 6, 2013 at 5:26 pm

      Thanks so much!

  17. Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker November 17, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    I just stumbled on your blog and saw this beauty. Looks amazing!

    • Jennifer M November 17, 2013 at 6:20 pm

      Thanks so much, Rochelle. It was a great treat!

  18. skoraq cooks November 18, 2013 at 9:01 am

    I have to be frank with you: both versions, summery and autumnal, are absolutely gorgeous :-)

    • Jennifer M November 18, 2013 at 11:02 am

      Thanks so much, Joanna.

  19. Elf January 4, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    All the recipes and pictures (and your writing) are simply wonderful — you have a new fan from Turkey! I do hope you can give the measurements in grams more often. I always get anxious that I will convert it wrong somehow and pass on recipes I want to try, but yours are just so damn good to pass. :-)

    • Jennifer M January 4, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      Hi Elf and thanks so much! I’ve been trying to remember to include gram measurements, as I have a scale. I’ll make that my New Year’s resolution (Canada is actually officially metric, but we seem to be still stuck between that and the Imperial measures, even 30 years later. If there’s ever an old one you want to try, let me know and I’ll send you some conversions.

      • Elf January 5, 2014 at 8:43 am

        It’s very sweet of you to offer conversions, thank you. :-) I hope everything is great in Canada.

  20. Kristen @ The Endless Meal January 31, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Your pictures make me want to lick my computer screen! Seriously, they’re such beautifully delicious photos :)

    • Jennifer M January 31, 2014 at 7:41 pm

      Thanks so much, Kristen. Appreciate it :)

  21. Kristan@the-broken-bread February 24, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    This picture for your caramel apple dutch baby is BEAUTIFUL! I literally said “wow” out loud. Kinda of embarrassing, but totally worth it. I am so happy I found your blog, it is lovely.

    • Jennifer M February 24, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      Thanks so much, Kristan. Appreciate it and I’m happy you found me, too :) You have a pretty awesome blog, yourself!

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