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German Apple Strudel

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Darlene Brenden
This gorgeous strudel has just what you crave this time of year: thin layers of flaky crust and lots of juicy apples.—Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
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Sacher Torte Squares

Sacher Torte Squares

Sacher Torte Squares

Sacher torte is a classic Viennese cake that requires several steps. My squares give you an easy way out that still features the classic apricot and chocolate flavors. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, IL

Sloppy Ottos

Sloppy Ottos

Sloppy Ottos

My version of sloppy joes comes from an old family recipe. Make these sandwiches even more German by stacking everything on a pretzel bun. —Jason Koren, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Pitawurst

Pitawurst

Pitawurst

Every August, our town hosts a Bratwurst Festival. To celebrate the sausage season, we stuff brats and sauerkraut inside pita bread. —Brooke Young, Bucyrus, OH

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Sauerbraten Stew

Sauerbraten Stew

Sauerbraten Stew

"With this original recipe, I was one of 10 finalists at an Ohio Beef Council Beef Cook-Off," notes Margaret Ashcraft of Piqua, Ohio. "Serve this hearty sweet-and-sour spicy dish with parsley potatoes, German spaetzles or noodles."

Pork Roast with Apple-Mushroom Sauce

Pork Roast with Apple-Mushroom Sauce

Pork Roast with Apple-Mushroom Sauce

The smooth sauce combines two old recipes from my extensive collection and pairs perfectly with tender pork slices. This is a terrific entree for special dinner parties.

Pork with Apples and Sweet Potatoes

Pork with Apples and Sweet Potatoes

Pork with Apples and Sweet Potatoes

Here's a meal-in-one that is quick, delicious and nutritious. The tenderloin is rubbed with a few simple seasonings...and baked apples and sweet potatoes around the dinner perfectly. —Linda Lacek of Winter Park, Florida
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No-Yeast Stollen

No-Yeast Stollen

No-Yeast Stollen

We always knew it was Christmas when my mother-in-law sent us a German stollen. Now, our grown children continue to have stollen for the holidays. My daughter-in-law shared this recipe that doesn't use yeast.

Chocolate Pizza Candy

Chocolate Pizza Candy

Chocolate Pizza Candy

—Norma Oosting, Holland, Michigan Suggest that red and/or green candied cherries could be used. (Original photo had both; current photo only had red).

Contest-Winning Pork Chops with Apple Stuffing

Contest-Winning Pork Chops with Apple Stuffing

Contest-Winning Pork Chops with Apple Stuffing

Here's an easy way to dress up plain old pork chops&151;top them with a moist apple stuffing! Apples and pork always seem to go together so well...this makes a wonderful fall meal. —Alta Looney of Howard, Ohio

Rich Fruit Kuchens

Rich Fruit Kuchens

Rich Fruit Kuchens

This German classic is such a part of our reunions, we designate a special place to serve it. Five generations flock to the "Kuchen Room" for this coffee cake.

Potato Kale Sausage Soup

Potato Kale Sausage Soup

Potato Kale Sausage Soup

When autumn falls upon Fountain Valley, California, Susan Pursell simmers up this comforting soup. The hearty sausage slices, white kidney beans and colorful kale will keep your gang asking for seconds.

Black Forest Parfaits

Black Forest Parfaits

Black Forest Parfaits

Black Forest Parfaits are guaranteed to sweeten up a meal, whether you're dining indoors or out, assures Barbara Rudolph of Sevierville, Tennessee. With only five ingredients, you can whip them up in no time!

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

I combined part of one recipe and another to come up with this extra-special roast.—Dale Ann Glover, Strathroy, Ontario



Winter Root Vegetables

Winter Root Vegetables

Winter Root Vegetables

Christmas dinner wouldn't be the same without this colorful side dish. We love the interesting combination of vegetables including red potatoes, brussels sprouts and parsnips covered with a zippy sauce. —Mary Jane Jones, Williamstown, West Virginia

Holiday Brownies

Holiday Brownies

Holiday Brownies

Folks always ask for this recipe whenever I make these brownies. I make batches and batches of this tasty treat before the holidays and give them as gifts.

Walnut-Filled Stollen

Walnut-Filled Stollen

Walnut-Filled Stollen

Mary Falk's grandmother made date stollen every Christmas. Over the years, the Cambridge, Wisconsin cook replaced her grandmother's date filling with nuts. You can also top off this sweet yeast bread with either a vanilla glaze, drizzle or frosting to suit your family's taste.

Sausage Casserole For Two

Sausage Casserole For Two

Sausage Casserole For Two

MY MOTHER'S FAMILY was of German descent and enjoyed sausages and frankfurters. This recipe was one of their favorites. I don't know if Mother made up this recipe or if it was handed down to her, but it's scrumptious and can be made in portions small enough to satisfy two people. -Kathryn Curtis, Lakeport, California
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