Sunday, September 23, 2012

Apple Pear Kuchen for #SundaySupper {Apfel Birnen Kuchen}

You know that fall has arrived when apples and pears are arriving in abundance.  Now, that school is back in session I am actually ready for fall and this week’s #SundaySupper is an Autumn Apple Party.  
This year brought us an amazing apple and pear harvest from our trees. Actually the best harvest since we planted them.  Oh, and yes there is a story to both of the trees living in our yard. 

The apple tree is older than the pear tree.  We have two children, and hence two trees. We planted a tree for each of our girls.  The idea started after we brought Alena home after she spent weeks in the hospital.  We just had to plant a tree in her honor. Her little head was shaped like an apple, and I just called her my little apple head. So you know, that we had to plant an apple tree for her.  We live in the city, so it had to be an espalier apple tree.  Alena’s apple tree has now been living in our yard for eight years.  When Mia Rose {our youngest} was born we just had to plant a tree in her honor.  We found the perfect espalier pear tree, giving us the juiciest pears ever…oh, and did you know the pear is Oregon’s state fruit?  Ron, Alena, and I planted the tree for Mia Rose and it has been living in our yard for six years…

Now on to the Apple Pear Kuchen {Apfel-Birnenkuchen} made from Alena’s apples and Mia Rosie’s pears.  

Apple Pear Cake (Apfel Birnenkuchen}
5 apples and pears - peeled and cut into slices {be sure to use firm pears}
2 C flour
1 C sugar
3/4 tsp cinamon
5 eggs 
2-1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 C - generous- Soy Milk {or other alternative, or cow} at room temperature
6 Tbl canola oil
1 pinch of salt

1. Layer prepared apple and pear slices into a baking dish
2. beat eggs with sugar, cinnamon, and salt until creamy then,
3. slowly add the flour and baking powder, then
4. slowly pour in the "milk"and canola oil 
5. pour the dough over the fruit in the baking dish. Make sure that it covers all the fruit
6. Bake in preheated oven at 365 F  for app. 45-60 minutes {until toothpick comes out clean} and 
    cake is golden

Best enjoyed warm with a side of whipped cream {or Soya Too! Whipped cream}, or vanilla ice "cream" Enjoy!

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Please be sure you join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper. We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm (Eastern) for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite apple recipes! All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us through TweetChat! We’d also love to feature your apple recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers!


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