Grandma Geldner’s Apfelkuchen (Apple Kuchen)
By WI Cheesehead on January 18, 2007
Prep Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
About This Recipe:
“This comes from a rich German heritage. Grandma always made the best “apfel” kuchen. Her recipes were always simple, but tasted great!”
- 4 -5 cups baking apples, Granny Smith ( or other)
- 1 1/4 cups white flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons white flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Mix 1 1/4 cup flour, baking powder, 2 tsp sugar, and salt and sift once.
- Cut 1/2 cup butter into dry mix with a pastry blender to pea size.
- In a small bowl, beat egg with 2 T milk and add to dry mix.
- Mix thoroughly and pat dough into a greased or oiled 9×13-inch baking dish.
- Pare and core apples.
- Cut into thin wedge slices and place on dough in rows until covered. We would cover the thin end of one apple with the thick end of the other.
- Dot apples with 2 T butter and mix 3/4 cup sugar, 1 1/2 Tbs flour and cinnamon together.
- Spread dry topping over dotted apples, and bake in oven for 30-45 minutes, until golden brown.
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