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This simple-to-fix recipe came out of an old Swedish cookbook that my mom always held together with a large rubber band. The recipe is my favorite!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:10-12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 6 large tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 248 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 166 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. Arrange apples in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon; set aside 1 tablespoon. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon-sugar over apples.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and remaining sugar; beat in the milk and butter until blended. Drop by tablespoonfuls over apples; sprinkle with reserved cinnamon-sugar. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack.
  3. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, salt and water until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat; add butter and vanilla. Serve with warm kuchen. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Apple Kuchen in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p90

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Reviewed Apr. 28, 2011

"woderful!! Husband is from Germany, and he really loved this. Said him mother used to make something very, very similar when he was a kid, long time ago!"

Reviewed Jul. 21, 2010

"I doubled this recipe and served to seniors yesterday at a retirement home and they finished the pan quickly. I plan to enlarge the recipe and serve to seniors at church. My husband really liked this recipe and it's a keeper."

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