Tuesday, September 22, 2015
TWD - Apple Kuchen
Today's Tuesday with Dorie recipe is Apple Kuchen. It is a deep dish pie crust filled with loads of apples, dried fruit and creamy custard.
I chose apricots rather than raisins to complement my 1 kilo (yes, 1 kilo!) of apples in the filling, and soaked the apricots in Calvados, which gave the apricots a delightfully sharp taste.
I kid you not, lining the pan with the dough was a nightmare that I do not wish to relive any time soon. However, once you have done it, and peeled, cored and chopped that 1 kilo of apples into 1 inch dice, the rest is a breeze.
Dorie recommended 60-70 minutes baking time, but my kuchen was still wet on top at that stage, and I ended up leaving it in for an extra half an hour.
I skipped the part at the end where extra sugar is sprinkled on top and the kuchen is placed under the broiler, because I do not have a broiler.
Here's a peek inside the kuchen:
I did not love this dessert, but I did like it. However, for efforts versus results, I am unlikely to make this one again.
To see what the other bakers thought of this dish, visit the LYL section of the TWD website.