Thursday, June 13, 2013

German Apple Pie

This isn't really a pie, and I'm not sure what makes it German, but this is what it's called!  It's a quick and easy hot breakfast for those mornings when you want more than toast or cereal but don't want to slave over a hot griddle. It makes enough for three, or two plus leftovers. Growing up my dad would make this all the time, and doubling the recipe would feed all 6 of us no problem. Hubby loves it and our toddler likes it if she's not being a diva...

1/4 cup butter/margarine
2 apples, peeled and sliced
4 eggs
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup milk

Optional (depending if you're feeling like sweet or savory)
1/2 cup sharp cheddar, grated
1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tbsp sugar

Preheat oven to 400°.

Melt butter in pie plate in the microwave, then layer the apple slices on top. 

Whisk together eggs, milk and flour. You can add your optional flavourings now, or sprinkle over the top later. 

Pour the egg mixture evenly over the top of the apples. You will see little pools of butter on the edges - works wonders towards a crunchy and delicious crust! 

If you opted to wait to sprinkle cheese or cinnamon/sugar on top, now is the time!

Bake for 20-25 minutes, and enjoy while it's smoking hot! We were halfway through this one before I remembered to take a photo of the finished product... 

Add this one to the regular breakfast rotation - especially on chilly gray mornings!

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