Thursday, September 20, 2012

Apple Kuchen

Scripture to Live By:
Colossians 2:26,27
The mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people.
 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

What is the mystery that has been hidden for ages and generation?  It is Christ in you, the hope of glory.  I am so glad that the moment that I received Jesus Christ as my personal Savior that he came into my heart and gave me his Holy Spirit to change my entire life.  I can still remember the day it happened some 42 years ago.  My heart became His Home.  I have wanted Jesus to be at home in my heart and to keep it free from sinful thoughts, words and actions.  I am so glad that He shows me when there is something displeasing to Him and gives me the opportunity to ask Him to cleanse that room of my heart so that He can be at home in me. I want to truly walk with Him and talk with Him and have Him tell me I am His own. 

Recipe Post:
I have a friend who introduced me to Apple Kuchen.  She made it regularly because her husband really enjoyed it and it was his mothers recipe. When she made it she would bring me some to enjoy as well. 
This is not her recipe, it is my own but I think it turned out very well.  So I decided to share it with you.

What you will need:

2 Tablespoons dry yeast
1/2cup warm water
2 teaspoons sugar
Let stand for 5 minutes

Add together:
3/4 cups melted shortening, oil or butter
1 cup of warm water
1 cup milk
2 1/2 teaspoons of salt
2 eggs beaten
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups of raisins

Pour into the yeast mixture.  

6 1/2 to 7 cups of flour 
(If it is still sticky add another 1/2 cup of flour.

Blend well, cover and let stand for approximately 30 minutes.

While dough is rising, peel your cooking apples, I recommend that you use Granny Smith apples.
 You will need approximately 15 large apples

(I put my peeled and slice apples thinly in a bowl of water with  and
1/8 cup lemon juice to keep the apples from browning.) 
Drain well before placing them on the kuchen dough.

After dough has risen for 30 minutes. 
Divide it in half and spread it out on 2 - 12x19 inch cookie sheets.
Make 4 rows of apple slices.  Start at one end and work your way to the bottom.

Sprinkle the apples with cinnamon and sugar. 

Bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes until golden brown and apples are tender.  
Remove from oven and cool.  

Sprinkle powdered sugar heavily over the kuchen.  

Serve plain or with a scoop of ice cream.

This Apple Kuchen recipe makes two pans.  Enough to enjoy as a family with extra to share with others.  
I really enjoy Apple Kuchen.  Hope you will too!


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  1. Beautiful job...this is really good stuff! Bill

    1. Thank you so much. Coming from you is so meaningful. Blessings to you today, Jo-Ann

  2. It looks so good :) I think I may just make some this weekend...But, unless I am missing it I do not see the measurements for raisins? And when do you add them to the dough? Thanks!

  3. Thank you for drawing this to my attention. I put approximately 1 1/2 cups at the same time I put them in just before I put the flour. Thanks for viewing my post and for commenting on it. Hope you do make it and hope you enjoy it. Blessings to you! Jo-Ann

  4. This is so pretty. I love the recipe. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

    1. Thank you so much for your comment and your invitation to your link party. Thank you for following me. I so appreciate it. Blessings to you, Jo-Ann

  5. Really beautiful recipe thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

    1. Thank you for your comment, I appreciate it. Blessings to you, Jo-Ann

  6. Replies
    1. Margo, I would love to share it with you right now. Blessings to you, Jo_Ann

  7. This is absolutely WONDERFUL
    I love working with yeast (I specialize in challahs), and this is kind of new to me, as I've never eaten apple kuchen.
    I'm definitely gonna try it
    Thanks so much for sharing the recipe

    1. Winnie I am glad you like it. It is reaally good. Blessings, Jo-Ann

  8. Great how-to for the Apple Kuchen...looks delish! Thanks so much for sharing your talents at the Tuesday To Do Party!

  9. Thank you so much for your comment and for having your link party. I so appreciate it. Blessing to you, Jo-Ann

  10. Oh my goodness - this looks delish! Thanks for sharing! Stopping over from Tackle It Tuesday! :)

  11. Thank you so much for viewing my post and for taking the time to comment. Glad you like it and I think it is delicious. Blessings, Jo-Ann

  12. We recently picked over 30 pounds of I have an idea what to do with some of those pounds!

    1. Holly, I hope you do try this recipe with some of your apples. I really like it. Thank you for viewing my post and for commenting. Blessings, Jo-Ann

  13. I'm hosting an It's Fall Y'all ~ Linky Party. I would love for you to share this, and any other Fall projects you have! Hope to see you there :)

    1. Thank you for viewing my post and for your invitation to link to your It's Fall Y'all Linky Party. Blessings, Jo-Ann

  14. The recipe sounds really good! And thanks for sharing the scripture!

    1. Thank you so much for viewing my post and for leaving a comment. I so appreciate it. The Scripture is very important to me and I love to share it with others. Blessings, Jo-Ann

  15. Hi Jo Ann,
    You could share some of that amazing Apple Kuchen with me, I would love it! This is a great recipe and I can't wait to taste it. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. Hi Miss Helen, So glad you like the way the Apple Kuchen looks and I would love to share some with you. Come on over. I hope you have a great weekend as well. Thank you again for having Full Plate Thursday, Blessing, Jo-Ann

  17. Jo-Ann,
    This turned out beautiful and scrumptious looking. I would love a slice. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment, it is so encouraging I would love to share a slice with you. Thank you for having your party. Blessings, Jo-Ann

  18. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  19. Thank you Miz Helen for featuring my Apple Kuchen this week. That is so nice of you and I really appreciate it. Blessings to you, Jo-Ann.

  20. One of my favorites since it's yeasty and not real cake like. Reminds me of my Oma and the irreplaceable scent of baking apples and yeast! This basic dough can be used with Italian plums too and it's amazing!

  21. Thank you Nadine for viewing my Apple Kuchen post. Thank you for your comment as well. Blessings to you, Jo-Ann

  22. Wow! This is beautiful:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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