Spiced Apple-Filled Pancakes
1 tbs unsalted butter, plus 5 tbs melted butter
3 tbs firmly packed light brown sugar
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, grated
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 tsp salt
1 batch filled-pancake batter
1 tbs powdered sugar
In saucepan over medium heat, cook t tbs butter, brown sugar, apples, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, and lemon juice 30 minutes. Drain liquid. Beat cream, maple syrup, and salt to soft peaks. Cover and refrigerate.
Brush wells of filled-pancake pan with melted butter. Heat over medium heat until butter bubbles. Pour 1 tbs batter into each well. Cook 2 minutes. Spoon 1/2 tsp apple filling into center of each pancake; top with 1 tbs batter. Cook 2 minutes. Flip pancakes; cook 3 minutes. Transfer to plate. Repeat with remaining batter.
In small bowl, combine powdered sugar and 1/4 tsp cinnamon. Sprinkle on pancakes; serve with maple whipped cream.