Rich Fruit Kuchens
Total TimePrep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min.
Makes4 coffee cakes (8 servings each)
- 1 1/8 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
- 1/2 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 8 to 10 cups sliced peeled tart apples or canned sliced peaches, drained, or combination of fruits
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup cold butter
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, sugar, salt, oil, egg and 2-1/2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Do not knead. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- The next day, for custard, whisk the eggs, cream and sugar in a large bowl until combined; set aside. Divide dough into four portions.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 10-in. circle. Press each circle onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. pie plate. Arrange 2 to 2-1/2 cups of fruit in each crust. Pour 1 cup custard over fruit.
- For topping, combine the sugar, flour and cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle 1/3 cup over each coffee cake. Cover edges of dough with foil. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and custard reaches 160°.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 242 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Feb 4, 2020
Great recipe and very easy to make! I had 10 apples that needed to be used and I had been wanting to try this recipe for a while. So, I made up the dough the day before and made the kuchens the next day. The dough was very easy to work with and I had no trouble with the filling running over in the oven. I sliced the apples thinly so they would be tender when cooked and I doubled the topping as we like a lot of topping. I'm glad I doubled the topping mixture as it was just enough to cover the 4 kuchens nicely. I will definitely be making these again--I plan to make both peach and apricot next time.
May 21, 2019
These are so versatile.. I made the 4, only made different flavor:2 apple,and 2 peach DeeeeeLicious!
Oct 14, 2018
Can they be frozen ?
May 28, 2018
I have been looking for this recipe. It is exactly how my grandmother used to make.
Feb 13, 2010
Sounds amazing!! This makes alot!! do you think this would be fine to keep a couple in the freezer? I am not sure if I want to try to mess with recipe to get only one kuchen out...I guess I will just be passing a few out to friends or family!
Dec 19, 2008
NOTE: squish the dough as flat as possible before cooking, then when you add the custard it will not over flow. the dough will rise alot!!!
Dec 19, 2008
If you like Kuchen, this is the one for you. I made it myself, and it was just like my German Grandmothers!!!!! I LOVED IT!!!