Tasty Tuesday: Apfelkuchen

Grandma Geldner’s Apfelkuchen (Apple Kuchen)
By WI Cheesehead on January 18, 2007

Prep Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Servings: 8-10

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!”


  1. 4 -5 cups baking apples, Granny Smith ( or other)
  2. 1 1/4 cups white flour
  3. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 2 teaspoons sugar
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  7. 1 egg
  8. 2 tablespoons milk


  1. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  2. 3/4 cup sugar
  3. 1 1/2 tablespoons white flour
  4. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Leckerer Apfelkuchen

Leckerer Apfelkuchen (Photo credit: blumenbiene)

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix 1 1/4 cup flour, baking powder, 2 tsp sugar, and salt and sift once.
  3. Cut 1/2 cup butter into dry mix with a pastry blender to pea size.
  4. In a small bowl, beat egg with 2 T milk and add to dry mix.
  5. Mix thoroughly and pat dough into a greased or oiled 9×13-inch baking dish.
  6. Pare and core apples.
  7. 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.
  8. Dot apples with 2 T butter and mix 3/4 cup sugar, 1 1/2 Tbs flour and cinnamon together.
  9. Spread dry topping over dotted apples, and bake in oven for 30-45 minutes, until golden brown.

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