Cranberry Dutch baby will make you forget about plain pancakes

Nov 12, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. ET

If you've never had a Dutch baby, then you've been missing out. They're like funnel cake meets pancake in a doughy, crispy-edged skillet breakfast, and they're the perfect use for any leftover Thanksgiving cranberry sauce.

Cranberry dutch baby

The best part is how easy they are too. Just throw all the ingredients into a blender, blend, pour and bake. No standing over the stovetop, flipping away pancake by pancake. You can make one big one in a 12-inch skillet, a few smaller ones or even individual Dutch babies in small ramekins. Totally up to you.

Cranberry dutch baby

One bite in, though, and you'll never want a "normal" pancake again.

Cranberry Dutch baby recipe

This German pancake is baked in a skillet, resulting in crispy, puffy edges and a soft center. Top it with whatever you like, but it's the perfect use for leftover Thanksgiving cranberry sauce.

Serves 2

Prep time: 15 minutes | Bake time: 15 minutes | Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup leftover cranberry sauce

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. To a blender, add the eggs, flour, salt, sugar, milk and vanilla. Blend until smooth, and set aside for 10 minutes at room temperature.
  3. Once the oven is heated, add 2 to 3 tablespoons of butter to a 10-inch oven-safe skillet. Place the skillet into the oven until the butter has melted.
  4. Remove, and swirl the butter around the entire bottom and sides of the skillet.
  5. Pour the batter into the skillet.
  6. Spoon the cranberry sauce in dollops on top of the batter, and place the skillet back into the oven.
  7. Bake for about 15 minutes, until the edges have risen up the skillet sides and started to turn golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven, top with any additional cranberry sauce, and garnish with powdered sugar.

More Thanksgiving leftover ideas

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Leftover turkey shepherd's pie

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