German Apple Kuchen

Made this delicious kuchen variation for a friend’s Oktoberfest party. We made two variations, but this one was the flavor winner!


1/2 cup milk 
1/4 cup shortening 
1 egg 
1 tsp vanilla extract 
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
1/2 cup sugar 
1 Tbsp baking powder 
1/2 tsp salt 
5 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced, or more to taste 

1 cup sugar 
1/4 cup butter, melted 
1/4 cup all-purpose flour 
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon 


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  2. Beat milk, shortening, egg, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until smooth. Stir 1-1/2 cups flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt into milk mixture until dough comes together. Spread dough out into the bottom of a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Spread apples over the dough on the baking sheet.
  4. Stir 1 cup sugar, melted butter, 1/4 cup flour, and cinnamon together in a bowl until topping is combined. Sprinkle topping over apples.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until apples are tender and topping is golden, about 40 minutes.


15 servings



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