Apple Kuchen

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Jan. 04, 2012

Ingredients

All purpose flour
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
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 35 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 428Calories from Fat 149

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.2%

Saturated Fat 10 g50%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 280 mg11.67%

Total Carbohydrates 63 g21%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 33 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet