Apple Puff


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Average: 3.4 (33 votes)

Western New York State is noted for its many varieties of apples, which inspired this late breakfast or light dessert dish. Serve with bacon or toast as a special fall treat. —Genesee Country Inn, Mumford, New York


4 tablespoons butter
2 apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
3 eggs
1-1/4 cups milk
1/3 cup flour
1-1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Melt the butter in a skillet, then sauté the apple slices with the 3 tablespoons granulated sugar and lemon peel for about 5 minutes or until tender. Turn into a buttered, 9-inch square baking dish. Blend the eggs, milk, flour, 1-½ tablespoons granulated sugar, vanilla, and nutmeg and pour mixture over the apples. Bake 10 minutes. Sift the confectioners’ sugar over the top. Bake 10 minutes or until the puff is set and golden brown. Serve immediately.

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Serves 4.

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I'm not a fan of puddings

I'm not a fan of puddings bread or otherwise, so after I read the first post about this recipe being pudding like, I adjusted the flour amount. I added 2 cups of flour and 2 teaspoons baking soda to the milk and eggs in original recipe. I also doubled the amount of apples as well It all baked in 20 min, turned out like an apple cake, and was very tasty!

Just made this. I'm not sure

Just made this. I'm not sure what type of apple I used, but I doubled it and used less sugar. It did take longer to bake than the recommended 20 minutes total (and in a glass baking dish), but so far YUM!

Maybe the kind of apple makes a big difference?

Hi, Kerstin- This is a

Hi, Kerstin-
This is a perennial favorite recipe at my house and I have made it with a variety of different apples. I cook this for 20 minutes and it comes out perfect. However, I have never doubled the amount of apples (good idea!). This may be the reason you had to cook it longer than the recommended 20 minutes.

Ok tried this recipe this AM.

Ok tried this recipe this AM. Directions were simple to follow, smells good while baking. As for the baking time...took 25 mintues longer to bake as it hadn't "set" till it baked alot longer than recipe said. As for flavor, it wasn't bad, just wasn't as tasty as I had hoped. Needs more cunchy on top or something. Tasted more like a custard or pudding recipe, not a bread recipe. Don't think I'll make this again, family even said it tasted Ok thanks for trying it, but please not again. I also had used mix of fresh apples some soft, some firm. Just didn't work for us. Sounded simple enough to make quickly, and it was. Except this is a custard recipe nota bread. Now you know why it has three stars instead of five.

Thanks for your feedback. My

Thanks for your feedback.
My family very much likes this similar recipe. My husband actually just requested it yesterday!

It would be helpful if a

It would be helpful if a comment could be posted when a recipe is rated. This sounds good, but I have no idea why it only has a 3 out of 5 stars rating.

Picking apples this weekend.

Picking apples this weekend. Sounds like a perfectside dish for Sunday Breakfast.

Looks interesting will try it

Looks interesting will try it soon, yummy

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