German Apple Pancakes

German Apple Pancakes
Apples are spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, then cooked in butter and sugar for the filling of these boozy rolled pancakes.Thomas Payne

While dousing these apple pancakes in rum and setting them on fire is optional, it makes for a truly dramatic presentation. The recipe comes from food writer and former Gourmet editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl, who grew up eating a version of the dish at Lüchow's, a legendary German restaurant in New York.

Adapted from Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl, published by Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC.