Apfelkuchen (apple and rum custard cake)

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pack Yeast; Dry, Active
4 tablespoons Sugar
½ teaspoon Salt
2 cups Flour; Unbleached,
¼ cup Butter or Margarine
1 Egg; Large
½ cup Milk
4 cups Apples; Tart, Sliced
¼ cup Sugar
¼ cup Rum
⅓ cup Sugar
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
¼ cup Raisins; *
3 Eggs; Large, Beaten
1¾ cup Milk



* Soak raisins in ¼ cup rum for ½ hour before using.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++ CAKE: Mix yeast, salt, 4 T sugar, and ¾ cup flour. Add butter to milk.

Heat until very warm (120-130 degrees F.). Gradually add milk to flour mixture. Beat for 2 minutes. Add egg and ½ cup flour. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed for 2 minutes. Mix in enough flour to form a soft dough. Knead for 5 to 10 minutes, until dough is shiny and elastic.

Place in greased bowl and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in bulk. Pat dough into well-greased 10-inch springform pan pressing the dough 1½ inches up the sides of the pan. Or use 11x8 pan, grease well.

FILLING: Toss apple slices, lemon juice, and ¼ c of sugar. Spread apples over crumbs. Drain raisins, reserving rum, and sprinkle raisins over apples. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 15 minutes. Beat eggs and sugar until thick and lemon-colored. Stir in milk and reserved rum.

Pour custard over apples and bake for 45 to 60 minutes at 350 degrees F.

until custard is set. Cool completely before serving. Do NOT remove springform pan until cool. Or if using 11x8 inch pan cut cake in pan.

Posted to MM-Recipes Digest by "Renate S." <redgrapes13@...> on Sep 28, 1998

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