Apple Kuchen Recipe

Apple Kuchen Recipe


How To Make Apple Kuchen

A coffee cake and bread mashup, this German apple kuchen has layers of fluffy bread, apple pie filling, and streusel topping.

Prep: 15 mins
Additional: 1 hr 30 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 2 hrs 15 mins


For Crumb Topping:

  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted

For Apple Kuchen:

  • 4 cups apple slices , (about 4 medium baking apples)
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp quick cooking tapioca
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • cups flour, divided
  • 1 pkg active dry yeast
  • ½ cup milk, low fat, optional
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs


Crumb Topping:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, and oatmeal. Add melted butter and mix with a fork or hands until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.

Apple Kuchen:

  1. Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a large bowl, combine apples, brown sugar, tapioca, lemon juice, cinnamon and allspice.

  2. In a small saucepan, heat and stir milk, granulated sugar, butter, and salt just until the mixture is warm and the butter almost melts.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of flour and the yeast. Add milk mixture and eggs to the flour mixture. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed for 30 seconds, scraping sides of the bowl occasionally.

  4. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes or until smooth. Beat in as much of the remaining flour as needed to make a stiff batter.
  5. Spread batter into the prepared baking pan. Place apple mixture on top of the batter. Sprinkle with Crumb Topping. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  6. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven for 30 minutes or until top is browned and apples are tender. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes.

  7. Cut into 12 pieces and serve warm or at room temperature.


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