Lemon-Poppy Seed Ricotta Pancakes with Sautéed Apples

“Ah, September!  You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul…” Peggy Toney Horton

These thick fluffy pancakes are a delicious way to spice up a fall breakfast and showcase seasonal apples. You could make the sautéed apples up to 3 days in advance.  As easy to make as regular pancakes, they pack a nutritious dose of calcium and protein from the ricotta and extra eggs. With only half a cup of flour and very little sugar, they are satisfying low carb pancakes.  Enjoy on a crisp fall morning.

Lemon-Poppy Seed Ricotta Pancakes with Sautée Apples

For the apples:

  • 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • juice of 1 lemon

For the pancakes:

  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/3 cup ricotta
  • 1 tablespoon of poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • butter to coat pan
  1. In a heavy skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter and sauté apples until softened but not mushy, about 5 minutes, stirring often.  Sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice and cook another 2 minutes until a syrup forms.  Reserve until ready to serve.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together all but the egg whites until smooth.  In a separate bowl whip the egg whites until soft peaks form.  Gently add the egg whites to the batter using a rubber spatula.
  3. In a heavy bottomed skillet or on a griddle, melt some butter and add dollops of batter.  Cook until golden, about a minute, flip and cook another minute until the other side is also golden.
  4. Serve with the apples and their syrup on top.

Apple Picking At Eragny-Sur-Epte, 1888,
Camille Pissarro, Dallas Museum of Art

11 thoughts on “Lemon-Poppy Seed Ricotta Pancakes with Sautéed Apples

    • No but it would be fine with galas. I’m enjoying those apples so much. They are so crisp and juicy. Made these several months ago and was holding recipe for fall. Wasn’t that a sweet Pissarro?

      Johanne Lamarche

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  1. yummy! Will make these with my grandson Sammy when we have him for a long weekend next week…

    On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 4:20 PM, French Gardener Dishes wrote:

    > Johanne Lamarche posted: “”Ah, September! You are the doorway to the > season that awakens my soul…” Peggy Toney Horton These thick fluffy > pancakes are a delicious way to spice up a fall breakfast and showcase > seasonal apples. You could make the sautéed apples up to 3 days in ad” >

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