Apple Kuchen Bars Recipe
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Apple Kuchen Bars Recipe

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This recipe is about family, comfort and simplicity. My mom made this delicious sweet treat many a winters night and served it up warm with some of her famous homemade ice cream. I like to make a double batch and pass on the love! —Elizabeth Monfort, Celina, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups cold butter, divided
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons ice water
  • 8 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples (about 8 medium)
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 bar: 240 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 106mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place 2 cups flour and salt in a food processor; pulse until blended. Add 1 cup butter; pulse until butter is the size of peas. While pulsing, add just enough ice water to form moist crumbs. Press mixture onto bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a large bowl, combine apples, 1 cup sugar and cinnamon; toss to coat. Spoon over crust. Place remaining flour, butter and sugar in food processor; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Sprinkle over apples. Bake 60-70 minutes or until golden brown and apples are tender. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Apple Kuchen Bars in Simple & Delicious August/September 2013, p40

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Bonnie.20.07 User ID: 8944311 254997
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2016

"I found this recipe easy to follow and make. Had some of my family over at the weekend and it was very well received by everyone. Definitely a recipe I will be making often."

Roommom User ID: 7849217 234966
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2015

"Wonderful! I used a pastry blender instead of a food processor. Huge hit with the entire family"

Cookie65 User ID: 1332004 232591
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2015

"DebbieEastham - I haven't made this particular recipe, but I would recommend using a pastry blender - it sounds pretty much like making pie crust. Combine flour and salt, cut in butter with a pastry blender until it is in chunks the size of small peas, then add ice water a Tbsp at a time, just until you have moist crumbs. Should work just fine."

bitsys0525 User ID: 5170612 232216
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2015

"To garc9926. Recipe calls for 3c. Flour 1 1/2 c. Of butter. 2 c. Flour & 1 c. Of butter are used for bottom crust . The remaining 1 c. Flour & 1/2 c. Of butter are for the top"

garc9926 User ID: 8523535 232190
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2015

"When I pull up this recipe it does not list ingredients so when it says to place remaining flour, butter and sugar in food processor I don't know how much to use. Can someone list those amounts please?"

DebbieEastham User ID: 8151595 232177
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2015

"I was wondering how to make this without a food processor?"

Val78 User ID: 7582865 222965
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2015

"Sounds amazing, would definitely add some toasted walnuts.!!"

piepan User ID: 3022496 218867
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2015

"I made this over the weekend and made it exactly as written. Is it possible to give a recipe six stars? Delicious!"

menicki User ID: 87508 218626
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2015

"I make this all the time as I have a yellow delicious apple tree and also a Gala apple tree,

Instead of using all white sugar,I use 1/2 white sugar and 1/2 brown sugar and also add about 1/2 cup of Karo syrup to mine. it is delicious."

sistermarlo User ID: 7355921 218372
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015

"This sounds like an easy and delicious dessert. One thing I would substitute is brown sugar for white. I find that with apples, brown sugar adds a delicious twist. A little nutmeg wouldn't hurt either. I can't wait to try!"

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