This is a delicious way to treat yourself to a decadent but extremely simple breakfast. It would also make a delicious dessert, served perhaps with a dollop of maple whipped cream.
- ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 5 tablespoons dark brown sugar, divided
- 1 tablespoon water
- 4 McIntosh apples; peeled, cored & thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons apple liqueur
- 5 large eggs
- 1 cup whole milk
- ¼ cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 425 F.
- In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, combine ¼ cup butter, 3 tablespoons brown sugar and apple liqueur over, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add apple slices and cook until evenly coated and tender, about 10 – 12 minutes. Reserve and keep warm.
- In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk, flour, vanilla, remaining brown sugar and salt together. Stir the apple slices into the egg/milk mixture. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Pour the batter into the skillet, then place the skillet into the preheated oven.
- Bake until puffed and golden, about 25 – 30 minutes. Remove, top with sifted icing sugar and serve with yogurt and a small drizzle of honey, maple syrup or some reduced, thickened apple liqueur.