Taste Tested: Dutch Baby Pancake

This week, Julia’s popping over with one of her favourite brunch recipes – a pillow-y apple and quince pancake that makes a welcome weekend wake-up call.A�

“Dutch baby pancake. With a name that creepy, it’s GOT to be good…right? A�Rest assured, this cast-iron cake more than delivers. A�Best of all, with the quick trick of adding locally grown red fife and quince, this edible import proves a perfect vehicle for serving up a true taste of Ontario. A�[Ed. note – no babies were harmed in the making of this pancake]”A�

Dutch Baby Pancake

Dutch Baby Pancakes

In a pinch and lacking quince? Toss some beautiful Bartletts into the pan instead!


  • 2 Ontario apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 Ontario quince, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Ontario butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/4 cup white flour
  • 1/2 cup Ontario red fife flour (Grainstorm is my go-to heritage grain mix master)
  • 3 Ontario eggs
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3/4 Ontario cream (or milk)


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Melt butter over medium heat in a 12″ cast iron pan. When butter begins to foam, add in brown sugar and stir until mixture begins bubbling.
  3. Add sliced apples, quince and nutmeg to the pan. Cook until fruit begins to soften and caramelize, about 12 minutes.
  4. Whisk together eggs, flours, cream and salt.
  5. Spoon out half of fruit mixture from pan and set aside in a small pot to reheat before serving.
  6. Pour batter into the pan, making sure it is evenly distributed over the fruit.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until pancake has puffed up and the edges have browned and have pulled away from the pan. Towards the final 5 minutes, begin reheating the leftover fruit mixture.
  8. Remove pan from oven. Top with remaining fruit, dust with confectioner’s sugar and serve immediately.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 6

About Taste Tested

From the farm to the table, it�s easy to be inspired by Ontario�s endless parade of edibles. WithA�?Taste Tested?, OCTA�s staff are sharing their freshest finds and dishing outA�their favourites of the season. A�Come discover what�s on our table � literally!

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