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Apple Kuchen

My dear friend, Sue Rosa, provided this recipe. She served Apple Kuchen to Janet and me during our Florida vacation in 2012 and it was so good I knew I had to add it to Food Nirvana. The recipe is simple ... Sue created it when she and Rudy owned a restaurant and she served it as one dessert item on the buffet. It was so popular she had to keep making more batches. Well, now you have this recipe too. Enjoy!


One box of Duncan Hines® or other high quality brand of butter yellow cake mix

1 stick of softened butter

1/2 cup of sweetened shredded coconut

1, 20 oz. can of sliced pie apples, drained (not pie filling), or you can pre-cook raw apple slices (about three large apples) by barely covering them with water in a saucepan and simmering them on low heat for five minutes.

3/4 cup of sugar

2 tsp. of cinnamon

1 cup of sour cream

1 extra large egg


Preheat the oven to 350º F.

Mix the cake mix, butter and coconut in a large bowl by hand until the mixture is crumbly.

Spray a 9" x 13" x 2" glass baking dish with Pam®.

Lightly press the cake mixture into the glass baking dish evenly.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until lightly brown, then remove the dish from the oven.

Arrange the apple slices on top of the cake mixture.

Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle the mixture evenly over the apple slices.

Beat the egg with a whisk in a small bowl, then add the sour cream and blend with the whisk until thoroughly mixed.

Drizzle the egg/sour cream mixture over the apples.

Put the glass baking dish back into the oven for an additional 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove the Apple Kuchen from the oven, let it cool briefly and then serve it warm, either by itself or with vanilla ice cream.