Apple Kuchen for the Holidays

Gretchen Noelle

My love of food was cultivated early on by my family but has come alive while living in Peru. During the 12 years of living in Lima, Peru, I have also enjoyed numerous trips to other areas of the country. Here on Provecho Peru you will find Peruvian recipes in English, American favorites prepared overseas, news about Peruvian Cuisine and interesting tidbits about life in Peru.

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17 Responses

  1. Elle says:

    Such a great choice for December Gretchen! Different and not too difficult or time consuming…and very yummy, too. Thanks for picking this one, darling Kitchen of the Month.

    • Gillian says:

      Thanks for the recipe. My (German) husband will be over the moon when I make this.

      Just to confirm that Kuchen is the German word for cake. Any excuse and Germans will get together for Kaffe and Kuchen (coffee and cake), and this would be a perfect cake for such an occasion.

  2. Share is the right word here, simply because this fits breakfast and dessert and everything in-between!
    Really sorry I forgot the cranberry idea because it would have been wonderful. The pomegranate seeds did make a festive touch, I just didn’t capture that in a photo. A perfect festive choice for December.

  3. Lien says:

    They all loved this traybake here, apples and crumbs a match made in heaven. Delicious! Thanks Gretchen

  4. Elizabeth says:

    I confess I was dreading making this because I thought it was going to be hard. Silly me…

    Thank you Gretchen! My husband is out of his mind with joy. He adores this “bread”.

  5. Yes, Kuchen is the generic German term for pastry. It can even be savory pastry, like onion tart “Zwiebelkuchen”.
    Your Apple Kuchen is a very popular German cake, “Apfel-Streuselkuchen”, often baked at home and offered by every bakery.
    The only untypical ingredient in this recipe is the amount of salt. Salt in sweet pastry is an American thing, Europeans add either only a pinch or no salt at all.
    Happy Holidays!
    Karin (originally from Hamburg)

  6. This was really a wonderful choice. So easy, versatile, and festive!

  7. Katie says:

    I love the kuchen, and I love that it’s easy. We have guests coming in Jan – I may make this for breakfast!

  8. sandie says:

    What a great choice for the holiday season. Mine is rising right now!!!

  9. Excellent choice, this kuchen looks deliciou.

    Btw, I wish the best for you these holydays. Merry Christmas!!!

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