Apfelquarkkuchen (Apple and Cream Kuchen)

Title: Apfelquarkkuchen (Apple and Cream Kuchen)
Categories: German, Cakes, Desserts
Yield: 4 Servings

1 pk Yeast; Dry, Active
1/2 ts Salt
4 tb Sugar
2 c Flour; Unbleached, Unsifted
1/4 c Butter or Margarine
1/2 c Milk
1 Egg; Large

3 c Apples; Tart, Sliced
1 tb Lemon Juice
1 ts Cinnamon
3/4 c Sugar
2 tb Flour; Unbleached
8 oz Cream Cheese; Softened
1 Egg; Large

CAKE: Mix yeast, salt, 4 T sugar, and 3/4 cup flour. Add butter to milk.
Heat until very warm (120-130 degrees F.). Gradually add milk to flour
mixture. Beat for 2 minutes. Add egg and 1/2 cup flour. Beat with an
electric mixer on high speed for 2 minutes. Mix in enough flour to form a
soft dough. Knead for 5 to 10 minutes, until dough is shiny and elastic.
Place in greased bowl and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in bulk. Pat
dough into well-greased 10-inch springform pan pressing the dough 1 1/2
inches up the sides of the pan. FILLING: Toss apples with lemon juice,
cinnamon, 1/4 cup sugar, and 2 T of flour. Arrange in rows on top of the
dough. Beat together cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, and egg. Spread over
apples. Let rise in warm place for 1 hour. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30
minutes. Best when served warm.

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