Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
Apfelkuchen is a german apple cake or pie-like dish. It is one of those recipes where every family has a different recipe so there are hundreds of different recipes. This was a recipe that I found on the internet many, many years ago for a project in German class in high school and have not found one similar to it anywhere. I LOVE this Apfelkuchen and being of mostly German heritage I love it even more! It is more of a custard type pie but it is by far one of the best apple dishes I have ever had! I always make sure to make it every year when apples are in season!
- 3 cups sliced apples
- 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie shells
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons butter, divided
- 2⁄3 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1⁄3 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup flour
- 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans
- Place pie shell in a round cake pan (not a pie pan). Toss apples with cinnamon and place in pie shell. Cream 2 tablespoons butter, sugar, and eggs together. Add salt, vanilla, and cream cheese. Blend until just smooth and pour over apples. Combine brown sugar, flour, and 2 tablespoons butter, add pecans. Crumble this mixture on top of pie. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue to bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool and serve.
Very delicious dessert, I made it for my German class and was an instant favorite!