Grandma Tilly's Kuchen

READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
Recipe by Cadillacgirl

This makes a big batch, but my Grammie would make half with the apple topping, half with the custard. It was totally a breakfast of choice when have sleepovers at Grandma and Grandpa's house! Freezes well, and totally makes me feel 7 again... My timing for the baking of the kuchen may not be accurate - my grandparents had a very old oven that they baked them in...

Top Review by MomLuvs6

This was really good, everyone loved them. Made the custard filling, with the cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top. Followed recipes exactly, but didn't have small pie tins - used muffin tins and used walnut sized pieces of dough. Baked for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Will make again. Thank You. Made for ZWT6 No-Nonsense Nibblers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. KUCHEN: Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water and 2 tbsp sugar. Beat eggs 6 to 8 minutes.
  2. Add sugar and beat again. Add yeast. Mix salt with milk and water. Add half of the flour and mix well with big spoon. Add melted butter and mix well. Then add the rest of the flour to make a soft dough.
  3. Let rise 1 1/2 hours. Punch down. Let rise 1 hour.
  4. Roll out dough quite thin, and divide between 14 small tin pie plates.
  5. After topping is on the kuchen, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or until done.
  6. CUSTARD: Beat eggs, add remaining ingredients and mix well. Apple slices or crushed apples can be put on top of custard if you like.
  7. APPLE: Beat eggs, add remaining ingredients and mix well and pour in the middle of the kuchen.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a