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Peach Dutch Baby Pancake

Skip the flipping and make our delectable Dutch baby pancake that bakes to puffy perfection in the oven. Topped with poached peaches and sprinkled with powdered sugar, it’s sure to start your morning off with a smile.
Servings: 4
Total Time: 30m
Prep Time: 10m
Cooking Time: 20m
Peach Dutch Baby Pancake


For the pancake:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
For poached peaches:
  • 1 pound peaches, washed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick (or 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla paste or extract
For garnish:
  • Powdered sugar
  • Thyme sprigs (optional)

Preparation Instructions

  1. Prepare to bake—Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Add butter to a large ovenproof skillet and place in oven until butter begins to sizzle.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the batter—In a medium bowl, beat eggs vigorously. Add milk and continue beating for about 1 minute. Add in the flour, sugar, vanilla, and salt and continue beating vigorously to remove all lumps.
  3. Make the pancake—Remove skillet from oven and swirl to coat evenly with butter. Pour batter in hot pan and bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes—until pancake puffs in the center and is beautifully browned around the edges.
  4. Meanwhile, poach the peaches—Once the pancake goes into the oven, start on the peaches. Cut them into slices and remove stones. Add water and sugar to a medium skillet and heat on low until sugar dissolves. Add peaches to skillet and increase heat to medium-high. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer until peaches are softened and syrup has thickened—about 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Assemble and serve—Top pancake with poached peaches and sauce. Sprinkle generously with powdered sugar and garnish with thyme sprigs (if using). Cut pancake into 4 pieces and dig in.


Smooth Operator

To create a silky pancake batter in seconds, mix ingredients in a blender or food processor.

Sugarcoat It

For an even dusting of powdered sugar, use a sugar shaker, sifter, or sieve. Even a tea strainer will do in a pinch.