Apple Platz

Posted: April 26

Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 24 servings

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The Apple Platz is a simple and sweetly satisfying dessert that tastes like a cross between apple crisp, coffee cake, and apple cake. What's not to love? The topping is crumbly, rich, and sugary, while the apple filling is jammy and infused with cinnamon flavor. Apple Platz comes together in just under an hour, so it's great for preparing in a hurry for a garden party or even a brunch that could use a touch of fruity sweetness. Serve this up and get ready for some applause (or a-platz)!


• 3 cups flour • 2 cups plus 1 teaspoon sugar, divided • 3 teaspoons baking powder • 1/2 cup margarine, cold • 1/2 cup butter, cold • 2 eggs • 3/4 cup milk • 1 teaspoon vanilla • 5 large apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2

Grease a 10x15-inch cookie sheet.

Step 3

In a large bowl, combine the flour, 2 cups sugar, and baking powder.

Step 4

Add the margarine and butter and mix with your hands or with forks until a fine crumb mixture forms.

Step 5

Set aside 1 1/2 cups of the crumb mixture.

Step 6

In the remaining crumb mixture add the eggs, milk, and vanilla, mixing until just moist.

Step 7

Pour the mixture into the prepared cookie sheet.

Step 8

Top the mixture on the cookie sheet with the sliced apples.

Step 9

Sprinkle the cinnamon and the remaining sugar on top of the apple slices.

Step 10

Top the apple slices with the reserved crumb mixture, patting it down slightly.

Step 11

Bake until golden brown on top and the cake is cooked through, about 30-35 minutes.

Step 12

Serve warm.

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