Germany is known for it's fine bakers and incredible mouth watering German desserts. Who amongst us has never been tempted by that piece of German Chocolate cake or apple strudel?

You may think that it is impossible to eat healthy and still enjoy German desserts and while there are many desserts that come from this country that are unsuitable to those who are on a low fat diet.

Not all desserts are high in fat content. In fact, German apple pancakes are incredibly delicious and very low in fats.

For those of you who miss having those tasty German treats or would just like to try a simple new recipe here is a quick and easy recipe to Make German apple pancakes that will make for a great after dinner dessert or a tasty sweet breakfast.

While you can make the apple topping for these pancakes yourself, this recipe calls for the use of apple pie filling as a topping for those busy cooks who want to save time and energy in the kitchen.

German dessert ingredients:

1 large can of apple pie filling

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

3 large eggs

¼ cup all purpose flour

2 Tablespoons sugar

¾ cup 2% milk (those wishing to cut their fat content even more may choose to use skim or 1% milk in place of the 2% milk)

Directions for Making The pancake

Preheat Oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit

Coat an oven proof frying pan (cast iron works well) with non stick cooking spray including the sides.

In a mixing bowl combine eggs, flour and sugar and whisk until the ingredients are smooth. Slowly add the milk and keep whisking until the entire mixture is smooth.

Pour pancake mixture into frying pan and bake in 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. Turn oven down to 350 degree Fahrenheit and bake an additional 15 minutes or until the pancake is golden brown and fluffy.

Directions For Topping Mix

While the pancake is baking for it's last 15 minutes pour the apple pie filling into a sauce pan and add the ¼ teaspoon cinnamon. Warm over medium heat making sure that there is no sticking until the pie filling and apples are completely heated through and are warm.

When the pancakes are finished baking remove from the oven and allow a few seconds for the pancake to deflate. Then cut into sections (4 to 6) and place on individual dessert plates. Top with apple topping and serve hot.


Some recipes for German Apple pancakes suggest sprinkling the pancake with powdered sugar before putting on the apple topping. This is an individual choice and if that is your preference then please do so.

However, keep in mind that this dessert is excellent even without the powdered sugar which does add calories to this dish.

Also keep in mind that you can make your own apple topping or even baked apples in place of the apple pie filling.

Author's Bio: 

Popa Woolsey writes about mental and physical health. His articles about low fat recipe's are published in 100 countries worldwide.