This big apple pancake is one of the most fun recipes to prepare as it comes together in just minutes, puffs dramatically in the oven, and feeds four comfortably (so long as you provide some bacon or sausage on the side.) I have made this big apple pancake two weekends in a row now, and I have a feeling the run will continue for the remainder of the fall. // @alexandracooks
The big Apple? Some say it comes from the former well-to-do families that sold apples on NYC streets to make ends meet during the Great Depression. Another account says that the term comes from a famous 19th century brothel madam named Eve whose girls were cheekily referred to as her “Big Apples.” It was popularized in the 1920s a sports writer for the NY Morning Telegraph. Its popularity since the 1970s is due to a promotional campaign by the NY Convention and Visitors Bureau.