Raspberry-Apple Kuchen with Warm Cream Sauce


Nothing says fall like apple desserts, and this raspberry-apple masterpiece is no exception. Fresh raspberries give the dish a few lingering flavors of summer, but apple pie spice and cinnamon help place this recipe firmly in the fall desserts category.

Raspberry-Apple Kuchen with Warm Cream Sauce
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup half-and-half or light cream

  • 4 large tart cooking apples

  • 1 ½ cup fresh raspberries

  • cup granulated sugar

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Powdered sugar (optional)

  • 1 recipe Warm Cream Sauce

Warm Eggnog Sauce

  • 2 cup whipping cream

  • ½ cup sugar

  • ½ cup butter

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon rum extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, apple pie spice, and salt. Set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar. Beat until light and fluffy, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs until combined. Alternately add flour mixture and half-and-half to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading evenly.

  3. Peel (if desired), core, and thinly slice apples. Arrange apple slices on top of kuchen; press gently into batter. Top with raspberries; press gently into batter. In a small bowl stir together 1/3 cup granulated sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over kuchen.

  4. Bake about 1 hour or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. If desired, sprinkle kuchen with powdered sugar. Top each serving with Warm Cream Sauce.

Warm Eggnog Sauce

Warm Eggnog Sauce:

  1. In a medium saucepan combine whipping cream, sugar, butter, and nutmeg. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in rum extract.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

502 Calories
29g Fat
59g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 502
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 298mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 5.9mg 30%
Calcium 141.4mg 11%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 169mg 4%
Folate, total 52.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*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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