Apple Kuchen

Homemade kuchen is such a rare treat these days that this rich apple-filled version will take guests by surprise. Feel free to use your favorite variety of apple in the coffeecake. For even more unique flavor, combine apple varieties.

Apple Kuchen
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
40 mins
Rise Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
30 mins
Cool Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 package active dry yeast

  • ½ cup milk

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup butter

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 4 medium baking apples, peeled, if desired, cored, and sliced (1-1/3 pounds; about 4 cups)

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon quick cooking tapioca, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice

  • Crumb Topping

  • Cream Cheese Topper

Crumb Topping

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup oats

  • ¼ cup butter

Cream Cheese Topper

  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • cup whipping cream

  • cup powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoon raspberry jelly


  1. Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of the flour and the yeast; set aside.

  2. In a small saucepan, heat and stir milk, granulated sugar, butter, and salt just until warm (120 degrees F to 130 degrees F) and butter almost melts. Add milk mixture and eggs to flour mixture. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed for 30 seconds, scraping sides of bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes or until smooth. Beat in as much of the remaining flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour to make a stiff batter.

  3. Spread batter into the prepared baking pan. In another large bowl, combine apples, brown sugar, tapioca, lemon juice, and apple pie spice. Place apple mixture on top of the batter. Sprinkle with Crumb Topping. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.

  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake for 30 minutes or until top is browned and apples are tender. Cool on a wire rack 30 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. Top each serving with a dollop of Cream Cheese Topper. Makes 12 servings.

Crumb Topping

  1. In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, flour and oats. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Cream Cheese Topper

  1. In a small bowl beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in whipping cream and powdered sugar. Swirl in raspberry jelly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

460 Calories
21g Fat
64g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 460
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 239mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 7g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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