For this German apple kuchen recipe, the ingredients needed include baking apples such as Granny Smith, white flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, unsalted butter, eggs and milk. Cinnamon is needed for the topping. This recipe makes approximately eight to 10 servings.
Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Sift together 1 1/4 cup white flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 2 teaspoons sugar as well as 1/2 teaspoon salt into a large mixing bowl. Using a pastry blender, add 1/2 cup butter into the mixture, and blend until the dough is pea-sized. In a separate bowl, beat 1 egg with 2 tablespoons milk, and add to the mixture, combining well. Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, and pat the dough into it.
Pare and core 4 to 5 cups of baking apples. Cut the apples into thin wedges, and line them on top of the dough in rows until it is covered. Dot the apples with 2 tablespoons of butter. To make the kuchen's topping, combine 3/4 cup sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons white flour and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon together in a separate bowl. Spread the topping over the apples, and bake in the preheated oven for approximately 30 to 45 minutes.