Apfel Kuchen with Recipe

December 07, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

This is one of our favorite desserts and perfect for our holidays. Apfel KuchenApfel KuchenFamily favorite on the holiday table or any time of the year.

Almost any dessert with apples is a favorite at our house, and this one is one of our top faves.  It's a recipe that's been handed down for a couple of generations now.  This is the first time that we've made it in a pie pan (this one is a deep dish pie pan from Pampered Chef).  The is a crust is a cake beneath the apples and the topping.  Please see the recipe below.

As we travel, we love to try new foods and then try to recreate the foods at home.  We've learned to make many foods that have become regulars in our repertoire now.  Besides anything apple, we've added carnitas, tortilla soup, Belgian waffles (the real kind, the kind you get from street vendors in Europe), and many other of our favs.


1 yellow cake mix

1/2 cup of butter (room temp)


Cut the butter into the dry cake mix until it is crumbly without any large lumps of butter.  Press this into a cake or pie pan.  Preheat oven and bake just this crust at 350F for 10-15 minutes, until just beginning to turn golden (do not let it burn).  Set aside and let it cool. 



peel, core, and slice 6 apples (the tartness of granny smith is a nice contrast to the sweetness of the cake)

toss them in a bowl with cinnamon and sugar until lightly coated


Arrange the apple slices on the crust. 



1 egg

1 cup of sour cream


Whisk these together and pour slowly over the top of the apples.


Bake at 350F on the center rack for 45 minutes.  This is delicious with vanilla ice cream!


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