Grandma's Apple Kuchen

1
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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

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

How to Make Grandma's Apple Kuchen

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!

Printable Recipe Card

About Grandma's Apple Kuchen

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German



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