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Apple Kuchen Recipe

Apple Kuchen

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Peel, core, and cut each apple into 8 wedges. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the cake mix, coconut and margarine until crumbly. Pat mixture lightly into prepared pan, building up the edges slightly to form a crust. Arrange the apple wedges on top.
  3. Mix together the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over the apples and the cake mixture. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and sour cream. Drizzle over the top of the cake.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until the edges of the cake are golden and the apples are tender.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 14, 2003

I have been using this recipe since I found it in a Betty Crocker ad in Woman's Day when I was 9 (which would have been 32 years ago). However, that recipe was slightly different, calling for double the amount of butter/margarine (1 stick, or 1/2 up) and 1 cup of coconut. Using that much butter helps to get it out of the pan (I never grease the pan, per the recipe). Also, it had you prebake the crust for 10 minutes, and slicing the apples more thinly (which helps with making sure the apples cook all the way). Fat free sour cream works just fine, and patting it LIGHTLY (the crust) into the pan is critical, as noted in other reviews. It is important to watch that it does not overcook, as that also makes it hard to get out of the pan, while undercooking means it won't hold together. It is really not hard, and it is fast and impressive. I have not met anyone who didn't lvoe this dessert!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 25, 2013

I agree with the others, it's too sweet and I used half the sugar. I added another 1/4 C of butter because the cake mix was still powdery not crumbly at all. The topping hardly covered the pan. Will not make again.


64 Ratings

Feb 02, 2011

Fast & yummy! I used white cake mix b/c I didn't have any yellow on hand. I also had to add a touch of orange jce to get the cake mixture "crumbly". I used toasted coconut b/c I already had some made up and it worked great! The apples turned out a bit firm but if I would have baked it any longer the crust would have have gotten too brown. But it was delicious. I am taking it to work tomorrow but I DO NOT want the leftover in my house. It's addicting! :)

Mar 07, 2003

I completely omitted the sugar in this recipe. I added a little more cinnamon and some fresh ground nutmeg. Instead of Granny Smiths I used about 6 Red Delicious Apples and it turned out wonderful!! Instead of using coconut because of the high sugar content, I added finely chopped walnuts to give it the same texture. Even without the sugar and coconut, my family still found the dessert almost too sweet. It was very easy and versatile!!!

Apr 16, 2006

One of my favorite desserts of all time. Always a crowd pleaser! I used 1/2 cup butter, and pie sliced apples (not apple pie filling). Very easy and quick. It's a keeper!!!!!!!!!!!1

Sep 02, 2007

Nice recipe but I made some mistakes. First, it seemed undercooked so I baked it longer. This was a big mistake b/c the crust got very hard. It was still delicious though. Used peaches since it was August b/c apples are autumn to me. Also, I doubled the amount of sauce and coconut, as other reviewers suggested. Next time, I will make it exactly as directed and it should come out right. It does look like a cheese Danish after it is cooked. Makes a nice presentation.

Sep 10, 2008

My mom has a recipe similar to this one, but we use peaches. Our recipe calls for baking the crust for 10 minutes BEFORE you add the fruit to it. To those that say the sour cream topping isn't enough... it isn't supposed to cover the whole thing. Its not frosting! With our recipe calling for canned or fresh peaches, if you get canned peaches in heavy syrup, it won't need sugar.

Jan 21, 2007

I made this for an Oktoberfest party and everyone loved it. It stuck to the pan though and I had a hard time getting it out. You really need to use a spatula. I agree with another who said that it was better the next day. Next time I make it I think I will cut down the amount of sugar (slightly) and make more of the sour cream topping. But it was very good just as it is.


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  • Calories
  • 350 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 54.4 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 14.2 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 352 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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