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Apple Kuchen Bars Recipe

Apple Kuchen Bars Recipe

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 YIELD: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

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 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Apple Kuchen Bars

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Roommom 234966
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2015

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

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Cookie65 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."

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bitsys0525 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"

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garc9926 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?"

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DebbieEastham 232177
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2015

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

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Val78 222965
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2015

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

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piepan 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!"

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menicki 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."

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sistermarlo 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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Nessa.03 218341
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2015

"I love Granny Smith or braburn apples for cooking Apple treats. This looks delicious and I will definitely try!"

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Lorrie Donahue 218287
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2015

"Really yummy, but too sweet. Maybe less sugar in the topping would help."

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pbates57 218279
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2015

"I omitted the bottom crust & added approx 1/2 cup of oats & pecans to the top crumble & it was fantastic!!"

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hill8233 218239
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2015

"What type of apple do you recommend?"

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sallygirl7 218146
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"I really thought at first that this would be on the bland side and nothing to rave about. But after seeing how easy it was to make and how simply delicious the end result was...I'm impressive."

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audrey39 218136
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"What kind of apples did you feel worked best."

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Halfthere 218134
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"This is a recipe my grandmother used nearly 100 years ago...without the processor, and I have made through 60 years of marriage. It is wonderful. The kind of apple used makes a huge difference."

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tsuop 218116
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"This is delicious!! Just like the recipe I use, Could you pass along Mom's ice cream recipe? : ))"

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Katechristiana 153270
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2014

"I just made this. It was so easy and delicious. I may never make just apple pie again."

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angieact1 139812
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2014

"my Dad's favorite dessert! He is a huge fan!"

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cookinama 199250
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2014

"These are absolutely delicious ! So easy to make! Love it."

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valarie1641 200768
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013

"This are so simple to make. The taste is fantastic. Love them!"

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