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I adopted this recipe from Recipezaar. I am German and usually like that kind of German Apple Cake, so I thought I'd give this recipe a home. I have not yet made it to see if it needs updating, but will try some time soon. If you make this before me please let me know what you think!
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour, Unbleached, Unsifted
- 5 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon, rind of, Grated
- 2⁄3 cup butter or 2⁄3 cup margarine
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1⁄2 cup soft breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine, Melted
- 4 cups apples, Tart, Sliced
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup raisins (Soak raisins in 1/4 cup rum for 1/2 hour before using.)
- 1⁄4 cup rum
- 3 large eggs, Beaten
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 1 3⁄4 cups milk
- To make crust, mix flour, sugar, and lemon rind.
- Cut in butter or margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Add egg yolk and 1 T of milk; mix gently to form a dough.
- Pat into bottom of a 10-inch Springform pan that has sides only greased.
- Press dough up sides of pan for 1 inch.
- Toss together bread crumbs and melted butter.
- Spread evenly over pastry crust.
- Toss apple slices, lemon juice, and 1/4 c of sugar.
- Spread apples over crumbs.
- Drain raisins, reserving rum, and sprinkle raisins over apples.
- Bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 15 minutes.
- Beat eggs and sugar until thick and lemon-colored.
- Stir in milk and reserved rum.
- Pour custard over apples and bake for 45 to 60 minutes at 350 degrees F.
- until custard is set.
- Cool completely before serving.
- Do NOT remove springform pan until cool.
How disappointing... I followed the recipe exactly--I wonder what I might have done wrong... Even my husband, who eats almost anything you put in front of him, didn't like it. Very little sugar, no taste... Sorry, but we did not like it at all.
It was a good dessert. I followed the recipe as written. I didn't have a springform pan so I used a casserole type pan. I wasn't able to take it out of the pan, so I just served it in the pan, which worked out just fine. Next time I will add more rum, as I love rum. Thanks for sharing.
This is a wonderful custard cake, something you would find at a upper class bakery. I used some cinnamon and I canned some apple pie filling (Ball's Recipe) and used both, sliced apples plus the canned apple pie filling and no rum. I used 1/2 and 1/2 instead of milk and it was probably one of the best things I have baked. Tasty!!!!!