Apple bun or Countess’s slices in 5 amazing recipe variants

Countess cuts are a luxurious dessert that is usually made from apples and breadcrumbs.

Nowadays, we already have several variants of this dessert, which is varied and supplemented with other fruits and creams.

Have you ever tasted it?

And which of the recipes would become your hit?

Grated Countess slices with egg white glaze on a large baking sheet

Are you expecting a big visit or are there a lot of you at home? Then this version of the recipe for grated Countess slices on a large baking sheet will definitely come in handy. And what more? They are really good.


  • 1 apple
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder for gingerbread
  • 4 eggs
  • 500 g semi-coarse flour
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 180 g of powdered sugar
  • a handful of raisins
  • 2 spoons of sugar
  • 200 g of butter
  • a handful of walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons of whole milk


  • Mix the flour with baking powder, softened butter and sugar.
  • Add the yolks (put the whites aside), milk, mix and put 1/3 of the dough in the fridge to cool and 2/3 of the dough in the freezer (for about 30 minutes).
  • Take ⅓ of the dough out of the fridge (return the rest to the fridge) and roll it into a thin pancake according to the size of your baking sheet. (Choose a sheet approximately 35×45 cm in size.)
  • Peel the apple and coarsely grate it. Squeeze the excess juice into a glass (drink it here) and spread the apple over the rolled dough.
  • Sprinkle the apple with a mixture of 2 teaspoons of sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, as well as raisins and chopped walnuts.
  • Now beat the egg whites that you set aside until thick and spread them over the grated apple as another layer.
  • Take the rest of the dough out of the freezer and grate it on a coarse grater.
    Bake at 180°C for about 30 minutes.
grated Countess slices with apples

Countess cup cuts

Don’t want to weigh the ingredients or don’t even own a kitchen scale? Come and make the Countess’s mug cuts . They will surely get dusty.


For the dough:

  • ¼ cup ice water
  • 1 and ½ cups semi-coarse flour
  • 1 and ½ spoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ¾ cup of butter
  • ½ egg

For the filling:

  • 5 large apples
  • half a lemon
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

For the cream:

  • 1 and ⅓ cup of sour cream
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons of sugar

On a small scale:

  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 3 spoons of sugar
  • 3 egg whites


  • Cut the apples into thin slices and mix with the lemon.
  • Heat 4 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan with a wider bottom and add ½ cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and apples mixed with lemon.
  • Boil the mixture for about 6 minutes.

Preparing the dough:

  • Meanwhile, prepare the dough.
  • Mix the loose ingredients, add the cooled butter cut into small cubes and process it briefly with an ice fork.
  • Then add the egg and knead again briefly.
  • Finally, add ice water and work again with a cooled fork.
  • Work with the dough quickly, otherwise it would not have the right consistency.
  • Form a loaf and roll it out into a thin plate according to the size of your baking sheet (the ideal size of the baking sheet is approx. 35×45 cm with higher edges).
  • Place the rolled dough on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and spread the apple mixture on top of the dough.

Preparation of the cream:

  • Beat the sour cream, eggs and vanilla.
  • Add the sugar and continue beating.
  • Add the flour in parts and beat.
  • Spread the cream over the apple layer.
  • Bake the slices for 20 minutes at 205°C. As soon as the cream begins to turn golden, reduce the temperature to 190 °C.

Preparation of crumb:

  • While the slices are baking, prepare the crumble by mixing all the ingredients to a loose consistency.
  • Beat the 3 egg whites out of the 5 you have left. When they are almost ready, add 3 tablespoons of sugar (one at a time) and beat until stiff).
  • Layer the egg whites on the baked cake and sprinkle the crumb on the egg whites.
  • Bake the slices again for another 20-25 minutes at 190°C.
apple slices with sour cream

Countess cuts with pudding + video recipe

You will definitely love apple slices with pudding . This gives the countess’ cuts a different dimension. The recipe is again easy to prepare and almost anyone can do it.


  • 5 apples
  • juice of 1 lemon

On the corpus:

  • 250 g semi-coarse flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 170 g of sugar

For sprinkling:

  • 1 spoon of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon

For the custard cream:

  • 6 spoons of milk
  • 1 packet of vanilla pudding powder
  • 3 spoons of sugar
  • 440 ml of milk

On a small scale:

  • 175 g of flour
  • 70 g of sugar
  • 100 g ground almonds
  • 120 g of butter


  • Peel the apples, cut them in half, and then into slices.
  • Add the lemon juice to the apples and mix.
  • Pour the flour into the bowl, add the baking powder and mix.
  • Add eggs, sugar and beat.
  • Spread the finished dough in a thin layer on a sheet of approx. 35×45 cm.
  • Arrange the apples side by side on the dough.
  • Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle this mixture on the cake.
  • Prepare the custard by mixing the custard powder with 6 tablespoons of milk and 3 tablespoons of sugar.
  • Pour 440 ml of milk into a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  • Once the milk starts to boil, add the stirred custard mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened (1 minute).
  • Pour the finished pudding all over the cake.
  • Mix the ingredients on a crumb to form a crumbly mixture.
  • Sprinkle the crumbs as the final part of the slices and bake at 175 °C for about 40 minutes.
apple dessert with pudding

The video recipe can be viewed here:

Dieser Pudding-Apfelkuchen ist der Hit | Schnelle Rezepte |

Countess cuts with mango

The appropriate occasion for baking does not have to be anything festive. These Countess cuts are also suitable for coffee. The recipe combines apples with mango, which can be a pleasant surprise.


  • 250 g of apples
  • 1 cup chopped mango into small pieces
  • 2 cups of flour
  • ½ bag of baking powder
  • 2 cups of oatmeal
  • 1 and ½ cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 and ¼ cup melted butter
  • 395 g of condensed milk
  • 1 cup sour cream


  • Mix the flour, sugar, cinnamon, oatmeal and baking soda.
  • Add the melted butter and mix well
  • Place ¾ of this dough on a 25×25 cm baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  • Spread the dough to the edges of the tray and bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 170°C.

Preparation of the cream:

  • While the body is baking, prepare the cream by whipping sour cream and condensed milk.
  • Mix the apples cut into small pieces with the mango.
  • Place the mango-apple mixture on the baked body and cover with the condensed milk mixture.
  • Crumble the rest of the dough as a top layer and bake for another 20-25 minutes.
apple slices with mango

Enjoy the slices with your afternoon coffee. You can also prepare it in one of the Krups coffee machines from our review .

Apple slices with egg white snow

You have to try the excellent Countess cuts with egg white snow . They will literally melt on the tongue.


  • 450 g semi-coarse flour
  • 200 g of butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 large apples
  • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 80 g cane sugar
  • 150 g of white sugar


  • Mix the flour with the yolks (keep the whites aside), butter, cane sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.
  • Work quickly with the dough so that the butter melts as little as possible.
  • Form a loaf, wrap it in cling film and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • After cooling, separate ⅔ of the dough, put the rest back in the fridge.
  • Roll the dough into a thin pancake and place it on a 25×25 cm baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, peel the apples, grate them coarsely and mix them with a teaspoon of cinnamon.
  • Beat the egg whites to a thick consistency. When they are almost ready, add the white sugar by spoonfuls and beat until thick.
  • Sprinkle breadcrumbs on the baked body, put apples on top and cover them with egg whites.
  • Grate the rest of the dough on top and bake for another 45 minutes.
snow countess cuts

Countess cuts can be done in many ways. Get inspired and create your own recipes by changing the ingredients.

Among the popular combinations are the Countess cuts with cottage cheese .

If you have any apples left over from making these desserts, make an apple detox smoothie or a smoothie with pears and apples.

If you are looking for recipes with apples, they can also be used to make delicious apple cakes .

And if you want tips on other great cuts, there are plenty of them. How about trying strawberry slices ?

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