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“Use your favorite baking apple, tart or sweet, for this special brunch bread. This makes 2 Kuchen that yields 16 pieces each.”
READY IN:
2hrs 20mins
SERVES:
32
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix yeast, 3/4 cup milk, and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar in large bowl; let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons margarine, egg, 2 cups flour, and salt, mixing until smooth.
  3. Mix in enough remaining 1 cup flour to make smooth dough.
  4. Knead dough on floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  5. Place dough in greased bowl; let rise, covered in warm place until double in size, 1 to 1-1/2 hours.
  6. Punch down dough.
  7. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons margarine in large skillet until melted; add apples and cook over medium heat until apples are tender, 5 to 8 minutes.
  8. Stir in raisins; remove from heat.
  9. Mix brown sugar, orange rind, cinnamon, and nutmeg; sprinkle over apple mixture and toss.
  10. Divide dough into 2 equal pieces.
  11. Roll each piece of dough on floured surface into 12-inch round.
  12. Arrange apple mixture on half of each round; drizzle each with 1 to 2 tablespoons honey.
  13. Brush edges of dough with milk; fold dough over filling and press edges with tines of fork to seal.
  14. Transfer kuchen to greased cookie sheets; sprinkle with remaining 4 tablespoons granulated sugar.
  15. Let rise,loosely covered, until impression of finger remains in dough when touched, about 1 hour.
  16. Reseal edges of kuchen, if necessary.
  17. Bake kuchen at 375 degrees F. until golden, about 20 minutes.
  18. Slide onto wire racks to cool; serve warm.

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