Apple Kuchen

Ingredients

Dough:
2-1/3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks butter, at room temperature
2 eggs, at room temperature
Filling:
4 large (2 pounds) Rome or Northern Spy apples
1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons raspberry or strawberry jam
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Sweetened whipped cream
Garnish: cinnamon-sugar (optional)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350° and position oven rack on the center shelf.

To make the dough, sift dry ingredients into the bowl of an electric mixer. Add butter and eggs and mix at medium-high speed until ingredients form a ball, approximately 1 minute. Divide dough into two equal pieces, wrap each in plastic wrap, and chill 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, peel, core, and slice apples into ¼-inch pieces. Add ¼ cup sugar and lemon juice and stir. Press one ball of dough into a 10-inch deep-dish pie plate. Cover with the apple mixture. Top the apple mixture with small dabs of jam. Divide the remaining dough into 10 equal-size balls and distribute evenly on top of apples. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 teaspoon sugar and cinnamon. Bake 40 minutes, or until dough is golden brown. Remove to a cooling rack. Serve with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream and garnish with cinnamon-sugar, if desired.

Yield: 

8 servings

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