Friday, November 18, 2011

Creamy Apple Kuchen

In honor of apple season (even though our apple harvest this year is non-existent), I'm sharing this Apple Kuchen recipe that I originally got from Family Fun Magazine.

I'm having a total senior moment, and can't remember if this is the recipe I brought to a neighbor's Oktoberfest party. The apple dessert that I baked for the party got rave reviews, so I hope it's this one. :}

But before I give you the recipe, I just want to announce that since I now have over 100 followers, and also because November 26th is Small Business Saturday, I'm going to have a Giveaway on that day that will let you have a chance to win a terrific product from one of my favorite small biz! Be sure to come back and enter. :)

Creamy Apple Kuchen

3 C apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
1 T lemon juice
1 1/4 C sugar, divided
1 t cinnamon
1 C butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 t vanilla extract
1/4 t salt
1 1/2 t baking powder
2 C all-purpose flour
1 C light sour cream
1 egg

Heat oven to 350F and coat a 9x13" pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine apple slices, lemon juice, 1/4 C sugar, and cinnamon, stirring to mix. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the melted butter and remaining cup of sugar. Add the 2 beaten eggs and vanilla. Stir in the salt and baking powder, then add the flour. Spread the better into the pan (it will be thick), then top it with the apples/lemon juice mixture.

Combine the sour cream and remaining egg in a small bowl, then pour the mixture over the apples (won't fully cover them).

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until cake is lightly browned around the edges and the topping is set. If you like, you can sprinkle a little cinnamon and sugar on top.

Store leftovers covered in fridge. Serves 12.

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