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apple pie pancakes w/ caramel bourbon glaze

(5 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Jennifer Bass
Richmond, KY

I came up with this recipe as one of my food projects. I wanted to try to make pancakes with different flavors.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These little gems taste like apple pie, but in pancake form. They're jam-packed with apples and spices. Don't let the bourbon scare you. It's not overpowering in the sauce. The warm caramel glaze is the perfect complement to the pancake.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(5 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Griddle

Ingredients For apple pie pancakes w/ caramel bourbon glaze

  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1
  • 1 lg
    granny smith apple; sliced, seeded & cut into chunks
  • 1 Tbsp
    apple pie spice
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    caramel syrup or ice cream topping
  • 3 Tbsp
  • butter

How To Make apple pie pancakes w/ caramel bourbon glaze

Test Kitchen Tips
We recommend dicing the apples small so they cook faster. The batter will be thick, but we cooked these in a cast iron pan with a bit of butter and they turned out fantastic.
  • Adding bourbon to caramel in a saucepan.
    In a small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup of caramel topping and 3 Tbsp of bourbon.
  • Simmering caramel on a stove.
    Simmer on low heat while preparing pancake batter and pancakes.
  • Pancake mix, spices, and an egg in a bowl.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine Bisquick, egg, milk, apple pie spice and sugar.
  • Pancake batter whisked together.
    Using a wire whisk, beat until batter is somewhat smooth.
  • Gently folding in apples to pancake mixture.
    Gently fold in the apples.
  • Making a pancake in a cast iron pan.
    On a heated griddle or non-stick skillet, spray non-stick cooking spray. Pour just under 1/3 cup of the batter into the skillet. If using a large skillet, you should be able to get about 2 pancakes per batch. Don’t overcrowd the skillet.
  • Flipped pancake in a cast iron pan.
    Cook until edges are dry and batter starts to bubble a little in the middle. Carefully turn the pancake over using a spatula. Once you have flipped the pancake, take a basting brush and dip into butter. Carefully spread the butter over the pancakes while they are in the skillet.
  • Pouring caramel bourbon glaze over pancakes.
    Place one pancake on a plate, add about 1 tablespoon of the bourbon glaze, top with another pancake and additional bourbon glaze.
  • Fried apple slices on top of pancakes.
    Garnish with fried apple slices with cinnamon, if desired. Sprinkle with additional apple pie spice, if desired.