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Apple Kuchen

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Ingredients
  All-purpose flour 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs), sifted
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (1/2 Stick)
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Tart apple 2 Pound, thinly sliced, pared to make 5 cups
For topping
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), melted (1/2 Stick)
  Apricot preserves 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Hot water 1 Tablespoon
  Vanilla ice cream/Whipped cream 1 Tablespoon (Soft, As Required)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven to 400F.
2) Grease a 13-by-9-by-2-inch baking pan.

MAKING
3) In a bowl, sift together flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt.
4) Using a pastry blender or 2 knifes, cut in 1/4 cup of butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
5) Stir beaten egg, milk and vanilla, stirring continuously with a fork until mixture is smooth for 1 minute.
6) Transfer the batter evenly in bottom of prepared pan.
7) Place the apple slices, thin sides down and slightly overlapping each other, in parallel rows over the batter.
TOPPING
8) In a bowl, mix together sugar, cinnamon and melted butter.
9) Dredge sugar mixture over the apple slices.

FINALIZING
10) Bake in the oven for 35 minutes, or until apple slices are tender.
11) Take the pan out of oven and leave to cool over wire rack.
12) In a bowl, combine apricot preserves with hot water.
13) Using brush lightly spread the apricot mixture over apple.

SERVING
14) Cut apple kuchen into rectangles and serve warm, with ice cream or whipped cream.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
German
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Apple
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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