Grandma's Apple Kuchen

Marsha Gardner

By
@mrdick1950

My grandma worked as an accountant full time and baked every Saturday for the week. This is one of many Kuchens she baked every week. Apple was always a favorite.


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Serves:

8-10

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/4 c
honey
1 pkg
active dry yeast
1/2 c
water, warm
4 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp
kosher salt
2 large
eggs
6 Tbsp
canola oil
2 large
gala apples, not peeled, cored and chunked
1/2 tsp
cinnamon, ground
1/4 c
sugar
honey to drizzle

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a stand mixer, mix the warm water, honey, and yeast until the honey is dissolved. Let the mixture sit for 10-15 minutes until slightly frothy.
2
Mix in flour, eggs, salt, and canola oil until just combined. Switch to a dough hook attachment and knead until the dough comes together. Ball up the dough on the bottom of the bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let sit for 2 hours. Dough will rise to double in size and get a little poofy.
3
Place a 9-inch spring-form pan on a cookie sheet and coat with cooking spray.
Mix cut up apples with cinnamon and sugar (I used more cinnamon than the original recipe because I love it).
4
Transfer dough to a greased surface and flatten in a rectangle (about 8x10 inches). Place half the apples down the center of the dough (long-ways) and fold over half the dough. Then, place the other half of the apples on the folded part and fold over the other side. With a knife or pizza cutter (I thought the pizza cutter was easier) slice the dough down the middle long-ways and then slice about 8 times on the sides. The apples will fall out, don't worry about it.
5
Place the dough pieces on the bottom of the spring-form pan so that they are all smashed together. Place any of the fallen apples on the top. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 1 hour.
6
Preheat oven to 325-degrees. Brush the top of the bread with an egg wash (1 egg and a tbsp of water) and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 55-60 minutes. Mine took 60. Serve warm and drizzeled with honey if you want!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German