German Apple Kuchen


German Apple Kuchen. This recipe is a rich custard dessert with fruit poured into a sweet dough for the crust. Delicious!




Kuchen (pronounced “koo-ken”) is the German word for “cake,” but a real kuchen is so much more than that! Traditional kuchen is like a delicious mash-up of cake and pie, topped with creamy custard. This dessert is very popular in Germany.

German Apple Kuchen
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 apples peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Beat milk, shortening, egg, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until smooth. Stir in flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into milk mixture until dough comes together. Spread dough out into the bottom and edges of a 9 inch round baking pan. I used a tin one.

  1. Spread sliced apples over the dough on the baking sheet.
  2. Stir sugar, melted butter, flour, and cinnamon together in a bowl until topping is combined. Sprinkle topping over apples.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until apples are tender and topping is golden, about 40 minutes.


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