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Peach Kuchen

Peach Kuchen

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Prep 45 mins
  • Cool 2 hrs
  • Bake 1 hr

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Fresh peach slices are covered in a custard filling for this dessert. It's finished off with a crumbly cinnamon-sugar topping.


  • Kuchen Crust (see recipe)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups sliced, pitted and peeled peaches or frozen unsweetened peach slices, thawed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten


  1. Prepare Kuchen Crust. Use your hands to slightly flatten dough. Roll dough from center to edges into a 12-inch circle. Transfer dough to a deep-dish 9-inch pie plate, trim and crimp edge as desired.
  2. For topping: In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.
  3. For filling: In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg. Sprinkle piecrust with cinnamon mixture. Top with sliced peaches.
  4. For custard: In a medium bowl, stir together 3/4 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons flour. Add milk and eggs; mix well.
  5. Pour custard over peach mixture and sprinkle with the topping. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 1 hour or until center is set. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate any remaining kuchen. Makes 12 servings.

Kuchen Crust


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add milk and egg, lightly beaten, all at once. Using a fork, stir just until moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough by folding and gently pressing dough for 4 to 6 strokes or just until dough holds together. Continue as directed in Step 1.

Nutrition Facts

(Peach Kuchen)

Servings Per Recipe 12, cal. (kcal) 298, calcium (mg) 50, sodium (mg) 145, fiber (g) 1, chol. (mg) 100, Fat, total (g) 13, vit. C (mg) 2, carb. (g) 42, pro. (g) 5, vit. A (IU) 583, iron (mg) 1, sat. fat (g) 7

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