Caramel Apple Dutch Baby

Caramel Apple Dutch Baby

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!

47 Comments

  • Reply October 8, 2013

    Valerie Harrison

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

    • Reply October 8, 2013

      Jennifer M

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

  • Reply October 8, 2013

    Renee

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

    • Reply October 8, 2013

      Jennifer M

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

  • Reply October 8, 2013

    Laura (Tutti Dolci)

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

    • Reply October 8, 2013

      Jennifer M

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

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

    • Reply October 9, 2013

      Jennifer M

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

  • Reply October 9, 2013

    Nat

    That looks delicious!

    • Reply October 9, 2013

      Jennifer M

      Thanks Nat.

  • Reply October 9, 2013

    Nat @ Made in Home

    I want to make this now!!

    • Reply October 9, 2013

      Jennifer M

      And you should :)

  • Reply October 9, 2013

    Dina

    it looks delish!

    • Reply October 9, 2013

      Jennifer M

      Thanks so much, Dina.

  • Reply October 9, 2013

    Yelle

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

    • Reply October 9, 2013

      Jennifer M

      ThanksYelle.

  • Reply October 9, 2013

    Allie

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

    • Reply October 9, 2013

      Jennifer M

      Thanks very much, Allie.

  • Reply October 10, 2013

    Sophie

    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.

    • Reply October 10, 2013

      Jennifer M

      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 ;)

  • Reply October 14, 2013

    LKPNYC

    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!

    • Reply October 15, 2013

      Jennifer M

      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.

  • Reply October 16, 2013

    Liz

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

    • Reply October 17, 2013

      Jennifer M

      Thanks Liz. Yes, I was extra careful :)

  • Reply October 18, 2013

    Lydia

    This looks delicious.

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

    • Reply October 18, 2013

      Jennifer M

      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.

  • Reply October 20, 2013

    The Twilight Chef

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

    • Reply October 20, 2013

      Jennifer M

      Thanks so much!

  • Reply November 2, 2013

    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

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

    • Reply November 2, 2013

      Jennifer M

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

  • Reply November 6, 2013

    La Boufferie

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

    • Reply November 6, 2013

      Jennifer M

      Thanks so much!

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

    • Reply November 17, 2013

      Jennifer M

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

  • Reply November 18, 2013

    skoraq cooks

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

    • Reply November 18, 2013

      Jennifer M

      Thanks so much, Joanna.

  • Reply January 4, 2014

    Elf

    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. :-)

    • Reply January 4, 2014

      Jennifer M

      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.

      • Reply January 5, 2014

        Elf

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

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

    • Reply January 31, 2014

      Jennifer M

      Thanks so much, Kristen. Appreciate it :)

  • Reply February 24, 2014

    Kristan@the-broken-bread

    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.

    • Reply February 24, 2014

      Jennifer M

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

  • Reply September 11, 2014

    Marla Meridith

    Oh my WOW does this look amazing!! Pinned :)

    • Reply September 11, 2014

      Jennifer

      Thanks so much, Marla. One of my favourites, especially this time of year :)

  • Reply October 29, 2014

    Annie @ ciaochowbambina

    Simply beautiful…this dessert is gorgeous…I’ve never made a Dutch Baby but I will now!

    • Reply October 29, 2014

      Jennifer

      Thanks Annie. They’re really delicious (and quick and easy, too!)

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