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Swedish Pancakes with Applesauce

  • yield: Makes 10 3-inch pancakes




  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • Light-brown sugar, for flavor (optional)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar


  1. Step 1

    In small saucepan, combine apples and 1/4 cup water; cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until apples break down to a sauce-like consistency. Puree in blender, or mash by hand, adding brown sugar, if desired.

  2. Step 2

    Whisk together egg and milk in medium bowl. Add flour; whisk until incorporated. Whisk in butter and granulated sugar to form a batter.

  3. Step 3

    Heat a 10- to 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spoon 1 tablespoon of batter per pancake into skillet, leaving 2 inches between each. Cook until edges are golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Using a spatula, turn pancakes; cook until golden on bottom, about 1 minute. Serve with a dollop of applesauce on the side, or rolled into a tube.