Apple Cherry German Pancake Recipe

This Apple Cherry German Pancake Recipe is made red tart cherries and tender apples, the most delicious breakfast dish for holiday entertaining! This post is sponsored by Oregon Fruit Products.

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But first, as our friends and family come together around the table this holiday season, I can’t help but think of the different seasons in our lives. We’ve hosted new friends, since moving to our new home, and we’ve hosted old friends from back home. Some days are tender for some, because we all have hurts and divisions, but coming together for a meal brings a lot of healing.

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The table is the place to sit side by side, look across into each other’s eyes, and lament, share stories, encourage, feel, … heal, love.

We don’t always have to agree, and as long as there is respect in our home for those around our table, it’s a privilege to open our home and to be generous to so many visitors.

And to show that we care, and that we love you!

Hosting for breakfast

Last week we hosted 2 sets of overnight company. My favorite … every morning I made breakfast, we served coffee, and we sat around the table. For hours.

What is it about being fresh in the morning, when life is new and light?

It’s my privilege to think ahead (it takes planning to host out-of-town guests), to plan food for company, whether a delicious dish like today’s recipe, an overnight Ham Breakfast Casserole, or even a stylin’ yogurt bar with Pumpkin Seed Granola :)

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Red Tart Cherries

Today I’m sharing a delicious recipe made with apples and Oregon Fruit’s Red Tart Cherries. Which, by the way, there are many health benefits that align with tart cherries, and cans are available at national retailers, including Walmart.

Oregon Fruit carries many different varieties–Gooseberries, Blueberries, Red Raspberries, Blackberries, Red Sweet Cherries, and more–but my favorite are their Sweet Tart Cherries.

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Apple Cherry German Pancake Recipe

Whip up the ingredients, and bake like a giant German Pancake!

It’s dotted with tart cherries; the tender apple bake is sweetened with brown sugar, butter, and a little cinnamon.

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Pour the egg mixture on top.

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You can serve as a breakfast, brunch, or potluck dish.

Perfect for the holidays!

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  • 9×13 Le Creuset baker (details of the color and exact style will be determined by Oregon Fruit Products)
  • Oregon Specialty Fruit coupons good for 1 can for every month in 2017!

How to win:

  • Leave a comment: What’s your favorite breakfast to serve for holiday guests? 
  • Pin this recipe (PIN below), and come back and let me know!

Contest ends 11/16/16 at midnight. Random winner chosen will be emailed with all details. Thank you!

Contest is closed. WINNER is Lisa S. Thanks for entering!

Apple Cherry German Pancake Recipe


  • 4 to 5 medium tart apples, sliced
  • 1 (14 oz) Oregon Specialty Fruit, Red Tart Cherries, drained
  • 6 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • Maple syrup, optional


  1. In a large skillet, saute the apples, brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in butter until apples begin to soften, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a greased 13×9-in. baking dish.
  2. Add a can of drained Oregon Red Tart Cherries.
  3. In a blender, combine the eggs, orange juice, flour and salt; cover and process until smooth. Pour over apple mixture. Sprinkle with sugar and remaining cinnamon.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 20 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  5. Serve with syrup if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
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164 comments on “Apple Cherry German Pancake Recipe”

  1. My favorite thing to serve holiday guests is baked french toast with mixed berry syrup and sausage!!!! 

  2. My favorite thing to serve is an egg casserole that includes: cheese, spinach, bacon, onions and hash browns. Fruit salad on the side…

  3. Anything that includes Mimosas!

  4. I like to serve scones or coffee cake, an egg and sausage casserole and fresh fruit. Thanks for sharing your delicious looking receipe! 

  5. My favorite breakfast to serve holiday guests is a crustless quiche.

  6. Baked French toast is my favorite breakfast to serve as well, especially for overnight holiday guests. I always use fresh cranberries that have been picked locally and change other ingredients depending on the season. Although we have maple syrup available, the homemade cranberry compote is almost always the preferred topping. 

  7. My favorite thing to serve is baked blueberry french toast with sausage

  8. I love serving French Toast with fresh berries and other toppings to my friends and family as a fancy holiday breakfast.

  9. Our family has a tradition of making bacon and cheese quiche for the holidays. We all participate and it’s a fun and tasty time.

  10. I’ve served baked French toast made with eggnog, very tasty! A sausage egg bake is always popular also!

  11. Monkey Bread oozing with cinnamon, sugar and butter. I make this every Easter morning and every Christmas morning.

  12. This looks amazing and I love cherries so I am going to have to make this. But what I have made that others love is a spinach leek bacon quiche. I love this and it goes quite quickly in my family. So much so that I usually have to make two. (I come from a large family so no such thing as a small gathering).

  13. Angel biscuits…make the dough up to 3 days ahead, roll them out, cut and bake fresh in the morning! 

  14. Breakfast casserole because I can make it ahead of time and it feeds a large group.  The ingredients vary depending on what I have but usually sausage, onions, peppers, cheese in a savory egg mixture.  I would love to have this beautiful pan to make and serve it in.

  15. This looks absolutely delicious. I will be making this for my grandchildren for next weekend sleepover .

  16. I like to make a cheese and sausage strata that I make the day before and then bake in morning. So easy!

  17. Making a Sausage and Vegetable Breakfast Casserole is my thing during the holidays. I love getting everyone together to have a loud and happy holiday time at my home. It’s wonderful to have the smells permeating throughout of bacon, sausage, coffee and sweets.

  18. This looks delicious! I love making baked French Toast casserole, fruit salad and breakfast Bundt cakes. Pretty easy and so good!

  19. I like to make Chilaquiles. I make the sauce ahead of time so in the morning they just need to be assembled 

  20. My family looks forward to homemade cinnamon rolls and a yummy spinach and cheese strata for a special holiday breakfast. Not only is it delicious, but all can be prepared the night before! 

  21. A favorite breakfast dish for me to make for guest is my crustless broccoli-cheddar quiche . It is a very versatile dish because if you want you can always add sausage or bacon for the meat eaters.

  22. My favorite holiday breakfast is cranberry scones

  23. I like to make egg, cheese, sausage and hash brown casseroles.

  24. Overnight breakfast casserole

  25. Crepes with cream cheese filling and mixed berries on top and a big side of bacon.

  26. I like to serve french toast to holiday guests.

    Here is my pin-

  27. We love to make monkey bread on Christmas morning.

  28. I love to serve hash browns — really crispy ones. Here’s my pin.
    Love the Cherries!

  29. How fun!  I love to serve overnight French toast or cinnamon buns with fruit coffee and juice. 

  30. An egg dish/omelet casserole

  31. I like to make a egg casserole that sits in the frig overnight. It makes it so easy in the morning!

  32. I like to make cinnamon rolls.

  33. I LOVE to make crepes

  34. I pinned this recipe and can’t wait to make it!

  35. I like making overnight French toast casserole for holiday guests. Easy, and make ahead.

  36. I usually make a sausage bacon breakfast casserole ,but I may just change to this! Can’t wait to try it!

  37. My favorite breakfast for company is omelets

  38. My favorite thing to make for guests is waffles or French toast with yummy fruit toppings. Pinned this recipe to try this year

  39. For breakfast and guests, I make a sausage/ egg casserole using farm fresh ingredients. You can’t beat fresh eggs and humanely raised pork sausage.

  40. Quiche is always a go to because it’s easy to throw together. In fact my MIL and I were just talking about this the other day. Since my oldest is now married and learning the beauty of family holidays they are coming for breakfast on TG morning and we decided on quiche, bacon, toast and fruit salad. Simple and easy.

  41. I like to make a sausage/bacon egg breakfast bake.

  42. I like an overnight casserole – French toast or biscuits and gravy.

    My pin –

  43. What a wonderful giveaway opportunity and a wonderful recipe! I’m so excited to try this recipe for Thanksgiving breakfast!

  44. I like to do a french toast casserole for breakfast.

  45. i love making cranberry cinnamon rolls for the family as well as hash browns , omelets and turkey bacon.

    heres my pin and my username:
    username: rana31287

  46. well we have peppermint hot coco and then actually we kinda just snack and wait to eat lunch i guess thats our family like we eat toast and thats it i guess were different we just wait i feed my kids whatever they want and i wait so i can eat all the goodies

  47. i pinned it

  48. Cinnamon Rolls, Yeast Biscuits (made with the cinnamon roll dough as well), bacon, eggs and orange slushes is what we have every single Christmas for Brunch at my parents house. (don’t have pinterest, so no pinning)

  49. Favorite breakfast for guests is my fluffy. puffy oven omelet. You can add what you like to it. I usually add diced ham, green onions. And shredded cheese on top. Baked in a 13×9. Served with muffins and fresh fruit.

  50. cinnamon buns!

  51. i pinned this!

  52. I like to make a frittata with eggs, ham, cheese, peppers and onions for guests.

  53. Pin:

  54. Ham biscuits with leftover ham!

  55. My husband Brian is famous with our now grown kids friends for his famous chocolate chip pancakes.

  56. My hisband Brian is famous with our now grown duahgter’s friends and our grandchildren, for his chocolate chip pancakes.

  57. i love serving an overnight french toast casserole…so many flavour options and not to forget the ease of assembling the night before/using leftovers and just popping it in the oven in the morning.

  58. Every year we do panettone French toast!

  59. For many years, my family enjoyed an overnight casserole that we lovingly call “Ione’s Casserole” (Ione is my cousin) The breakfast bake has french bread, eggs, bacon, milk, and a couple varieties of cheese. I like the recipe because it can be assembled the day before and my family thinks it’s delicious.
    I would much prefer a breakfast with fruit (maybe with bacon, too) and your recipe sounds delicious!

  60. Belgian Waffles with toppings.

  61. I love to serve a breakfast casserole that includes eggs, ham, cheese & mushrooms. Yum!

  62. Country sausage (homemade Czech sausage from the country), French toast, fresh apple compote to top it. 

  63. Yummy savory breakfast quiche with eggs, onion, cheddar cheese & canned corned beef. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! My kids’ most favorite Christmas morning breakfast meal.

  64. I pinned this (will definitely make) recipe on my Breakfast board (Anne Pikula).

  65. i pinned this on my Sounds Yummy board – and it certainly sounds yummy – my favorite breakfast for a group is an egg casserole (french bread, cheese, lots of bacon, mushrooms, onions).

  66. I pinned your delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing. I know it will be delish. Your recipes always are. I have never used canned Oregon fruit, but just checked online and my local store carries it….yea!
    I love to make popovers for guests. So easy to make and fun to eat with homemade jam.
    A big, lazy breakfast is my absolute favorite meal. Like you, I love to linger over coffee and conversation for hours.

  67. One of our very favorites is German pancakes. I usually make them plain and then add assorted fruits,but this looks sooo good! I will make this apple cherry one and devour it with a smile!

  68. Pinned!    I love to make baked caramel French toast for guests with a side of bacon and a big pot of coffee!

  69. I love to serve fresh baked cinnamon rolls. I only make these when I have guests, so it’s a treat for my family, too.

  70. My favorite holiday breakfast is a cranberry white chocolate baked oatmeal.

  71. Love Oregon cheeries and this beautiful red spatter ware like vintage looking dish!
    I’m so busy for three days getting prepared for thanksgiving and Christmas food and’s an undertaking..but, I love it!
    My go to is either cinnamon rolls..with juices and fruit..kind of help yourself and stay out of my way..haha
    Or, my make ahead the night before baked French toast.
    Thanks so much.
    Happy holidays and Merry Christmas everyone!

  72. Looks yummy, Sandy!  I usually make some kind of strata I can do the night before. 

  73. We do big orange cinnamon rolls!

  74. Our traditional Christmas breakfast includes an overnight French toast casserole. I love Christmas morning breakfast. It’s our “family” time together before leaving the house for the day to visit relatives.

  75. Favorite breakfast for the holidays. I do love to try new ones every year. One year was bacon with brown sugar. Another was baked mini waffles with eggs & bacon. Over all; my family always asks for belgium waffles. Good memories are made around the table.

  76. Love to serve a sausage egg casserole and caramel French toast!

  77. My favorite breakfasts are on late Sunday mornings. French toast , maple syrup and fresh fruits in season but when not the fruits that Oregon offers us are amazing. We grew up with them in desserts and as toppings. I had to ask our grocer to order them in for me when we moved south.

  78. My favorite breakfast item is a cheese borek. Its like a flaky cheesy pastry.

  79. Eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee/tea/juice and fresh fruit is the breakfast I serve to holiday guests.

  80. Our go to is Dutch Babies with fruit and yogurt.

  81. Just pinned your recipe for the Cherry Apple German pancake. Will be a great breakfast for dinner when the grandkids are here

  82. Pinned

  83. My go to is biscuits and sausage gravy. Everybody loves it

  84. My favorite thing to serve is an Oven Baked Denver Omelette, home fries, and fresh fruit.  Yum!  P. S.  I pinned this recipe.  Going to march down to our local Walmart.  Hope they carry the Oregon brand of berries so I can make your recipe. Looks perfect…easy and delicious!

  85. I pinned it!
    I serve a sausage, cheese & egg casserole to guests. I usually include fresh fruit and grits since I’m a Southern girl. This recipe looks so good. Can’t wait to try it!

  86. I love to serve a french toast casserole that has been handed down from my mom’s family! Easy and yummy – everyone loves it!

  87. Our favorite thing to serve is cinnamon rolls which my husband makes and then we add fruit, juice and coffee. I have been making german pancakes since I was in college as my mom always made them for us. This sounds so good! I pinned it too so I can give it a try!

  88. Love me some buttermilk pancakes!

  89. Pinned!

  90. This is the perfect recipe for breakfast on Christmas morning. I can see everyone in my house still in their PJs, hungry after opening presents, looking forward to this meal. 

    Happy Friday

  91. Fruity or eggy main dishes (with breadiness of some kind incorporated in the recipe).

  92. I makes cheese, sausage, egg casserole from my SIL that is delicious! 

  93. Just pinned this fantastic recipe.  Thanks

  94. I pinned the recipe!

    I usually make a strata of some sort, fruit salad, and, if it’s Christmas…cinnamon rolls!

  95. I pinned the recipe, this looks delicious!!!

  96. My favorite meal to serve for the holidays is bacon, eggs, and french toast! I think I may try a similar casserole this year.

  97. I like to make an egg and hash brown casserole with veggies and cheese, and fruit on the side. Bonus if I also get cinnamon rolls made!

  98. Hi. My favorite breakfast to serve is Linguisa and eggs over easy. As a child my dad made the linguisa then smoked it in the smoke house. Noe days you can purchase it ready to cook. Add some toast, good coffee and everyone is thrilled with breakfast. I sure would love to have these pans to make that special breakfast on thanksgiving.

  99. We have a tradition of making waffles and topping them with strawberries and whip cream, it’s so good and I look forward to having it for Christmas morning. I pinned the recipe. Thanks

  100. My favorite breakfast to serve for the holidays is buttermilk panklcakes with apple crumble on top, bacon on the side, eggs (if ya want em).

  101. I like to have muffins, quick breads, and fruit on-hand for quick breakfasts during the busy holiday season. If we’re having a more leisurely meal then we have bacon and/or sausage, eggs, and pancakes or waffles. If my kids want to cook, they make a breakfast casserole or a fritatta.

  102. Egg casserole. Family tradition every Christmas Eve!

  103. I love to Cook an egg casserole in a hash brown crust!

  104. I Pinned on Pinterest…

  105. I like serving strata with spinach, bacon and lots of cheese.

  106. I like to serve an egg bake with potatoes and bacon.

  107. I like to serve fresh homemade bread with good butter and homemade quince jam. Sooooo delicious.
    I will definitely try your recipe, it sounds absolutely yummy!

  108. Pinned it, but have no idea how to share the link to my Pin:(

  109. My own Sticky buns… right outta the oven

  110. Chocolate pancakes <3

  111. I love to make my blueberry, Cream cheese French toast. It’s always a hit with family and friends!

  112. I usually keep it simple with pancakes and eggs, but this looks just as easy! The pretty dish doesn’t hurt either :)

  113. This looks amazing! Pinned and I will definitely make that over the holiday season. Those tart red cherries are my favorite too! My favorite breakfast is my moms breakfast casserole that she makes every Christmas morning!

  114. I love to serve egg bake or overnight french toast!

  115. My favorite breakfast to serve guests during the holidays Is Monkey bread. It’s easy to make and just fun to sit around a table and eat while taking.

  116. We love to make a good hash brown thing in the skillet!

  117. I love making overnight casseroles for guests. So easy to heat up the next morning. This is definitely a recipe to pin.

  118. I like to make a ham and cheese hashbrown casserole. It not only tastes good, but it smells good.

  119. I like to make green chili quiche for company,  or an egg casserole with rice,  spinach, sausage and cottage cheese.

    • I pinned this recipe to my breakfast board.  My husband and I both like dutch baby recipes.   Thank you! 

  120. My mom used to make us this Danish Pastry that I love! I have made it a few times, but never as good as she does.

  121. Wow! That looks and sounds so delicious. My family and I love to make omelettes but we like to set up a little station with the ingredients and all of the extras that you can add in depending on who likes what. It’s always a huge success and the kiddos love it too! 

  122. I pinned this!

  123. I love to have a belgian waffle bar with all kinds of toppings to choose from; fruit nuts, coconut, etc!  I pinned this to my FB! :)

  124. My favorite to serve is a vegetable egg bake.

  125. I’m not sure if this is closed or not, but I’ll try since it’s not midnight yet. My favorite recipe to make for guests is Strawberries and Cream Crepes!

  126. i love baked french toast for holiday mornings mostly because I can get everything ready for the oven the night before.

  127. I pinned the recipe
    Thank you for the chance to win!

  128. Oh yum!  Pinned on my breakfast board.  My guys all like a make ahead red pepper, sausage and cheese overnight casserole.

  129. Fluffy pancakes with a homemade strawberry topping.

  130. I love making cranberry orange pancakes for holiday breakfasts! Thanks for the chance!

  131. My favorite holiday breakfast is nutella cinnamon rolls made with homemade frosting!

  132. Thanks for the awesome pin, Sandy! I added it to my breakfast board, can’t wait to try it (my hubs is German so he will love this one!) →

  133. I love to make waffles with bluberries and whipped cream. Sausages on the side with maple syrup.

  134. french toast with bacon

  135. Leftover pie!!

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