Cinnamon Streusel Kuchen

The Cinnamon Streusel Kuchen Recipe Try one of the new varieties of apples iii this kuchen. We especially like it topped with fragrant Lady Alice apples.

2 1/4 cups alL-purpose flour
1 package active dry yeast
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
4 medium baking appLes, peeled, if desired; cored; and sLiced (11/3 pounds; about 4 cups)
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon quick cooking tapioca, crushed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
Crumb Topping
Cream Cheese Topper

1. Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a Large bowl, combine 1 cup of the flour and the yeast; set aside.

2. In a smaLl. saucepan, heat and stir milk, granuLated sugar, butter, and salt just untiL mixture is warm (120°F to 130°F) and butter aLmost melts. Add milk mixture and eggs to flour mixture. Beat with an eLectric mixer on Low to medium speed for 30 seconds, scraping sides of bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes or until smooth. Beat in as much of the remaining flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour to make a stiff batter.

3. Spread batter into the prepared baking pan. In another large bowl, combine apples, brown sugar, tapioca, Lemon juice, and appLe pie spice. Place apple mixture on top of the batter. Sprinkle with Crumb Topping. Cover and Let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.

4. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 30 minutes or until top is browned and apples are tender. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Cut into 12 pieces and serve warm or at room temperature with a doLlop of Cream Cheese Topper on each piece. Makes 12 servings.

Crumb Topping:
In a medium bowL, combine 1/2 cup all-purpose flour and 1/2 cup packed brown sugar. Using a pastry bLender, cut in 3 tablespoons butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Cream Cheese Topper:
In a small bowL, beat one 8-ounce package softened cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in 2/3 cup whipping cream and 2/3 cup powdered sugar.

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