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Apple Cake with Sour Cream
Apfelkuchen mit Rahmguss

This is a nice variation on applekuchen in a shortbread crust, with a sour cream and egg white base baked with fresh apple slices. Thank you to Simone Jahrling!

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100 grams sugar or 1/2 cup
200 grams butter ( almost 2 sticks, remove 1 tablespoon )
300 grams flour or ( 2 1/2 cups)
1 Egg
1 Pinch of salt
1-2 Tbsp water

4-5 cooking apples ,peeled ,cored, cut in 8 sections(like an orange)this will be enough for 9 in. spring form pan

1 / 2 Cup (125 ml) Sour cream
1/2 cups Sugar(can be replaced with Splenda)
2 Eggs
1 tsp lemon flavor (or grated lemon peel)
2 Tbsp Flour

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pre heat oven to 350 degrees F


1. Mix crust ingredients like you would traditional pie crust on cutting board or table.

Knead until mixed to form ball.

2. Roll out with rolling pin until about ½-cm to 1 cm thick.

3. Transfer to a pie pan or Spring form with sides about 3 cm high.(should dough crumble or break
during transfer, don’t worry, just knead together with fingers. It does so easily)
4. Arrange cut Apples in circular fashion(You can sprinkle Raisins, that have been
soaked in warm water for a couple of minutes, over the apples.)
5. Start baking in oven, on middle rack, at 350 F. for 15-20 min. Remove from oven and let sit.

6. While base is baking prepare topping.


7. Mix half of sour cream with sugar, egg yolks and lemon.
8. Take egg whites and beat until stiff, set aside.
9. Now fold rest of sour cream and flour into the egg yolks.


10. Fold in Egg whites.

11. Pour over half backed crust and continue baking until topping is golden.
(another 15 to 20 Min)

12. Cool off and enjoy

You can also replace the Apples with Rhubarb which has been cut in small pieces and sugared. You would want enough to cover the bottom 2 cm thick.
Before you add the Rhubarb cover the base with some breadcrumbs


Here is the same dough using a Spring Form Pan

Measure the dough Press the dough into the sides.

arrange plum wedges like so and sprinkle with sugar bread crumbs and a drizzle of butter. You can also use a Streusel topping



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