Many summers when I was young, we would have a big, family reunion at Black Butte Ranch in Oregon. My mom always made this apple kuchen for a special breakfast. It was indeed special, as we weren’t even allowed sugared cereals on regular mornings. I’ve since made this on special occasions, including a ladies tea. My husband loves it (although he wasn’t at the tea) and so do most people who try it (including me). I don’t know where my mother got this particular recipe, but here it is:
1/2 cup softened butter
yellow cake mix
1/2 cup coconut
2 1/2 cups peeled, apple slices (I use 3 or 4 medium green apples.)
Mix butter into cake mix until crumbly. Stir coconut in. Press into greased baking dish (9×13). Arrange apples on crust. Bake 10 minutes at 350.
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 egg yolks
1 cup sour cream
Mix cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over apples. Mix egg yolks with sour cream and drizzle (or glop) over apples. Bake all for 25 minutes at 350 degrees or until dry. Cool. Serve at room temperature or chilled.