1 cup whole milk
4 large eggs
½ cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp cinnamon
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
4 Tbl unsalted butter
2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored and sliced
3 Tbl golden brown sugar, packed
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Whisk milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl until well blended. Add flour, and whisk until batter is smooth. Place butter in 9 x 13 glass baking dish. Place dish in oven until butter melts, about 5 minutes. Remove dish from oven. Place apple slices in overlapping rows atop melted butter in baking dish. Return to oven and continue to bake until apples begin to soften slightly and butter is bubbling and beginning to brown around edges of dish, about 10 minutes. Pour batter over apples in dish and sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake pancake until puffed and brown, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. Serve warm.
From Bon Appetit, September 2002.