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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

Ingredients

  • 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 equals 240 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 106 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  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 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

Nutritional Facts

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

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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"

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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?"

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Reviewed Sep. 1, 2015

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

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Reviewed Mar. 17, 2015

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

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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!"

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