Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Apple Kuchen

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I thought I'd share this delicious recipe that uses the apples that are in season now. It works well on a dessert buffet or transports easily if you are traveling for your holiday dinner. My friend shared this recipe from her Dutch heritage with me and it has become a seasonal tradition to make this in our home ever since. Her family uses the spelling "apple kuiken", but when I tried to research more about this dish, I found it often spelled "kuchen", which is the German word for cake. However you choose to spell it, it is sweet and tasty and a perfect addition to your collection of fall recipes.

2 cups of flour
1/2 cups sugar
1 stick butter
1 Tbsp baking powder                              
1 egg
4-5 cups of apples

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
approximately 2 Tbsp butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Peel, core and cut the apples into thin slices.
Lightly grease a rimmed cookie sheet or jelly roll pan.
Cut the ingredients together using a pastry blender and pat into the bottom of the pan.
Line the sliced apples on top.
Combine the cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle on top of the apples.
Top with dots of butter.
Bake for 18-20 minutes.


  1. Dorene,
    This looks so good!! Thanks so much for your visits!! Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!!

    1. This is a fun recipe Deb, and is great to have at this time of year. I am enjoying seeing the posts showing how you are transforming your home for the Christmas season. Wishing you and your family a very blessed Thanksgiving!