German Pancake with Easy Fruit Compote

3 eggs

1/2 c. flour

1/2 c. milk

pinch of salt

1/2 t. vanilla

2 T. butter

powdered sugar, if desired

1 c. frozen mixed fruit, thawed. I used a strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, mango blend

1/4 c. sugar

1/4 c. water

1/2  t. cinnamon


Place the eggs, flour, milk, salt and vanilla in a blender and blend until smooth.  Set aside.


Place the butter in a cast iron skillet and place it in the oven.  Preheat oven to 400*.  When oven is preheated, carefully remove skillet, using a potholder over the handle, and swirl the butter to coat the pan.  Pour the batter into the hot skillet and return to the oven.  Bake for about 15 minutes, until puffed and golden.


While pancake is baking, place the fruit, sugar, water and cinnamon in a small skillet. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened.  Transfer to a bowl and set aside.


Remove pancake from oven and transfer to a plate. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.  Serve with compote, fresh fruit or extra powdered sugar and lemon wedges.