Recipe: Apple-Walnut Kuchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg. Active Dry Yeast
  • 3 Tbsp.Warm Water (110º F.)
  • 1 tsp. Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts or Pecans
  • 1 cup Packed Brown Sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Chilled Butter, cut up
  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  • 1 Extra large egg
  • 2 cups AP Flour
  • 1 Tbsp. Baking Powder
  • 3 Cups Apple Slices

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Dissolve yeast in warm water, in small bowl; stir in granulated sugar. Let stand 10 minutes, or until mixture expands and starts to bubble.
  • Stir together walnuts, 1/2 cup brown sugar and cinnamon; cut in chilled butter until mixture resembles small peas. Set aside for topping.
  • Beat together remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, softened butter, yogurt and egg on medium speed of electric mixer until mixture well blended. Beat in yeast mixture just until blended (may look curdled).
  • Mix flour and baking powder; stir into yogurt mixture just until moistened. Spread or pat dough with floured fingers evenly in greased 13x9-inch baking pan (batter will be sticky). Arrange apple slices in rows, overlapping slightly, over batter.
  • Sprinkle topping mixture evenly over apples. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, and apples are tender. Cut into squares and serve warm or cooled.
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