Grandma Geldner's Apfel Kuchen (Apple Kuchen)

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins

This comes from a rich German heritage. Grandma always made the best "apfel" kuchen. Her recipes were always simple, but tasted great!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix 1 1/4 cup flour, baking powder, 2 tsp sugar, and salt and sift once.
  3. Cut 1/2 cup butter into dry mix with a pastry blender to pea size.
  4. In a small bowl, beat egg with 2 T milk and add to dry mix.
  5. Mix thoroughly and pat dough into a greased or oiled 9x13-inch baking dish.
  6. Pare and core apples.
  7. Cut into thin wedge slices and place on dough in rows until covered. We would cover the thin end of one apple with the thick end of the other.
  8. Dot apples with 2 T butter and mix 3/4 cup sugar, 1 1/2 Tbs flour and cinnamon together.
  9. Spread dry topping over dotted apples, and bake in oven for 30-45 minutes, until golden brown.
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I have to post a review in response to a former review; to any one who has been here longer than June of this year, 2010, they will know that the changeover from RecipeZaar to threw up numerous glitches, one of them being alterations in ingredients and their measurements, as well as the plural being used instead of the singular in the ingredients list! So, a low review based on the faults of the software on this site and NOT based on the taste of the recipe, is a little unfair! The order of the recipe ingredients also changed as well as basic punctuation - but NOT the taste of the delicious recipes that are posted here. I will be making this myself over the next week and will report back with my TASTE findings. I had to mention this! Thanks! FT:-)

French Tart November 11, 2010

I made this today for brunch, and my whole house still smells delicious! This is a great recipe! Easy to fix and I love the dough, easy to work with. I had several kinds of apples, so decided to use all of them! Sometimes the apples don't get cooked enough IMHO, but I was truly delighted that these apples were perfect! I just noticed something, and would like to just say this: When someone makes a comment on the recipes at this site, they would be taken much more seriously if they have their own recipes posted here. Otherwise, it could look like someone's just going through the recipes and picking them apart. I would hate to see that.
WI, thanks so much for a great fall recipe that will be made many times, especially this season!

FLUFFSTER November 11, 2010

I too wanted to come in and review this wonderful recipe.I had apples to use up so I thought I would make this. OMG its wonderful. The apples are tender and that crust is just amazing. I like easy recipes and this is it. Taste unblievable!!!!! I bet its even better with ice cream on it. WI its the best recipe, and its a keeper. Though my photos are a little light I still wanted to post to show you I really did make it.......So if anyone is looking for that right recipe THIS is it! LOVED IT!!

Coffee lover November 11, 2010