Apple Kuchen

‘Tis the season for decadently festive recipes! Try this Apple Kuchen – we make it with our very own farm-grown apples!


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp (1/2 stick) cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • Peeled and sliced apples


  1. Preheat oven: Preheat the oven to 425º F. Butter a 9” x 13” baking pan, an extra-large deep-dish pie dish, or two round 8” cake pans.
  2. Prepare wet ingredients: In a measuring cup, beat together the egg, 1/2 tsp vanilla, and enough milk to make 1/2 cup.
  3. Prepare dry ingredients: In a food processor, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and 3 tbsp sugar. Add cold, cubed butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and use the food processor to mix until just combined.
  5. Spread dough: Turn out the dough into the buttered baking pan and gently press it evenly to the edges.
  6. Add apple layer: Peel and slice enough apples to evenly cover the dough. Layer the apples on top of the dough.
  7. Prepare cinnamon sugar: In a separate bowl, mix 1 cup sugar, 2 tsp cinnamon, and 3 tbsp melted butter. Sprinkle this mixture over the apples.
  8. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Enjoy this festive Christmas breakfast treat! You can serve it warm with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra special touch.

You can find more holiday recipes and crafts on our farm blog!