Friday, January 7, 2011

Apple Kuchen with Crumb Topping.

My husband loves apple desserts.  Loves them.  So when he suggested we make an apple dessert the other night I jumped at the opportunity to try a second recipe from my Better Homes & Garden One-Pan Recipe book.

Apple Kuchen with Crumb Topping.
(Recipe Slightly Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens One-Pan Recipe Publication)

2 1/4 cup flour
2 1/2 teaspoon dry active yeast
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
2 eggs
4 medium apples (peeled, cored, and cut into slices)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon apple pie spice

Crumb Topping:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup butter

Combine 1 cup flour and yeast in a mixing bowl; set aside.  In a small saucepan, heat and stir milk, sugar, butter, and salt just until warm.  Add milk mixture and eggs to the flour mixture.  Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.  Beat in the remaining flour.  Spread batter into a greased 9x13 baking dish.  In a separate bowl combine apples, brown sugar, tapioca, lemon juice, and apple pie spice.  Spread apples mixture on top of the batter.  Top with crumb topping (made by combing ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs).  Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.  Bake in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes.  Serve warm or at room temperature.

We, of course, served ours with some Wisconsin ice cream.  Babcock Hall ice cream to be exact.  If you are lucky enough to live near and/or be driving through Madison.  Stop at Babcock Hall for some ice cream.

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