German Apfel Maultaschen Recipe

by Steven Mueller
(Lakeville, MN - USA)

My mother was from Munich, Germany, and she used to make this dish for many years - it was a family favorite (especially with my father). Unfortunately, we cannot find her recipe! It uses apples and potatoes primarily, with lots of sugar as well, and it was baked in a glass casarole dish.

I'm not sure about the spelling: It could be Apfel Mai Daschen.

Any help will be greatly appreciated - thank you!

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Dec 14, 2021
Thank you for giving me hope.
by: Kat

After years of searching for an apple Mauldushin recipe, I have found some recipes which contain many of the same ingredients.

My grandma used to make this wonderful dish with a hot dough. Then the dish was covered with a scrambled egg mixture before it was baked.

We would eat it as a meal with ice cream. We would also just grab a piece from the refrigerator as a snack and eat it cold. It was wonderful and we would love to find the recipe to rekindle the memories and pass down the traditions.

Jan 31, 2020
My grandmother's recipe!
by: Anonymous

This was my favorite Friday meatless dish back in the late 1940s - early 1950s. Our grandmother made it and told our mother how to make it, but I could never find a recipe or any background. This looks like exactly what we called "mydrusion."

Jan 05, 2014
Moul-Dushen (Maultaschen)
by: Anonymous

I am the caboose of a caboose, so I have no first hand knowledge. But when my mother would ask my father what he wanted for dinner, he'd tease and say Moul-Dushen or Flecklay -- I only recently discovered that both were "real" dishes. My oldest cousin shared her grandmother's recipe:

Moul-Dushen serves many

Preheat oven to 350°; grease a 13x9" pan.

6 cups boiled, riced & salted potatoes
3½ cups flour
2 eggs sliced apples
1 qt. milk, heated sugar and cinnamon to taste

Mix potatoes, flour and eggs. Roll dough out on a floured board. Melt butter (or lard) and spread on top. Slice enough apples to cover.
Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Roll it up and cut into squares. Put into pan with a large spoonful of melted lard and pour hot milk over
pan. Bake in oven preheated to 350ºF for 1 hour.

Note: Grandma's recipes always called for a "hot oven" because she used a woodstove. When I asked her for the temperature, she said to insert your elbow into the oven to determine if hot enough.

I believe the correct German spelling is "Maultaschen", which is a German ravioli, sometimes meat-filled or sometimes a meatless filling, depending on the religious holiday.

Feb 15, 2012
PA Farmer Maultaschen
by: MASerkinFlorida

I recall my Grandmother used to bake the dough/apples for awhile, then break it up some, before adding the milk/egg mixture. The result was an interesting side dish that kinda' looked like potatoe salad, but was a surprising sweet apple with cooked dough. I always loved this.

Aug 01, 2011
Apfel Maultaschen
by: Anonymous

Apfel Maultaschen

8-10 apples
3 cups flour
1 Tablespoon sugar
pinch salt
2 T Crisco
1 egg
2/3-cup milk
Cinnamon & sugar
Melted butter
3 eggs
2 cups milk
½ cups sugar

Peel and thinly slice apples. Set aside. Mix flour, sugar, and salt. Cut Crisco into mixture. Add beaten egg and mix. Add milk. Make the dough into a ball. Cut into 8 pieces and roll each piece out to the size of a dinner plate. Spread melted butter on each piece. Place a heaping handful of apples on the dough pieces. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Roll up the dough pieces like a burrito and place in a 9X13 cake pan. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top of all the dough rolls. In a separate bowl, beat 3 eggs, 2 cups milk, & ½ cup of sugar. Pour over rolls making sure to wet them all. Bake for 1 hour at 350° or until the top is browned & firm. Serve with milk poured over it, like cereal. You can make the recipe the night before, refrigerate it, and cook in the morning.

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Zachary - USA
Tremendous website. I lived in Germany for almost 14 years. Your recipes have me excited about getting back into German cooking. Thanks so much!