Apple Pancakes with Apple Cider Butter Sauce

I’m thrilled to introduce a new weekly contributor to Jersey Bites. As many of you know, I am in love with Delicious Orchards in Colts Neck. You can read about my visit last month here. They have graciously agreed to supply us with a delicious recipe each week featuring fabulous ingredients from their store.

Straight from the Orchards this week are these mouth watering Apple Pancakes with Apple Cider Butter. Cook up a batch before you head out this weekend to enjoy the cool crisp Autumn air.

Apple Pancakes with Apple Cider Butter Sauce

3 baking apples
2 tablespoons sugar

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg
1 3/4 cups flour
3 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 eggs
16 ounces milk
2 ounces melted butter

3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon flour
2 cups cider
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Peel, core and dice the apples. Add 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside. Sift dry ingredients together. Combine eggs, milk and melted butter and add to dry ingredients until just moistened. Do not over mix. Add 1/4 cup prepared apples to 3/4 cup batter. Pour enough batter in a heated fry pan to form a dollar size pancake. Cook until bubbly and bubbles burst edges will look dry. With pancake turner, turn and cook until underside is golden. Top with apples cider butter sauce.

Apple Cider Butter Sauce:
Add butter and flour to saucepan and combine over heat. Add cider and lemon juice. Reduce to 3/4 cup. Remove from heat. Add butter, stir in, keep warm.

Delicious Orchards
The Country Food Market
Route 34
Colts Neck NJ 07722