Recipe courtesy of Bavarian Inn

Dorothy Zehnder's Apple Kuchen

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 55 min
  • Prep: 45 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 10 min
  • Yield: 10 servings
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Ingredients

1/2 cup butter or margarine

1/4 cup sugar, plus 1/4 cup

1/4 teaspoon vanilla, plus 1/2 teaspoon

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus 1/3 cup

6 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1 1/2 cups peeled and chopped apples

1 1/2 cups peeled and thinly sliced apples

2 tablespoons apple juice

2 tablespoons brown sugar, plus 1/3 cup packed

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Topping:

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/4 cup butter or margarine

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a bowl, combine 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla. Gradually beat in 1 1/4 cups flour. Press crumbly mixture onto bottom and up sides of 9-inch pie plate. Bake in oven for 5 minutes. Cool.
  3. Beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla until combined. Beat in egg. Pour over crust.
  4. Mix apples, juice, remaining sugar, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice. Spoon over cheese. Bake for 45 minutes.
  5. Combine oats, 1/3 cup flour and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Cut in 1/4 cup butter or margarine, to resemble coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over pie. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes more.

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