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My Mother’s Kitchen: Fruit Kuchen

This recipe was from my Mom’s friend Tami who if my memory holds lived in a white house on the corner in town, my memory does fade at times, I was young when she lived near Tami. I can remember being at her house when the conflict over the Falkland Islands was being talked about on the nightly news. So this recipe predates 1982.

This recipe isn’t written out well but I made it with my Mom many times. A Kuchen is a German based dessert and is basically a fruit topped coffeecake. Easy and tasty! OK, maybe not very “modern” but back in the day it was good eating.

Fruit Kuchen

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • ¼ cup melted margarine or butter
  • (She left out the fruit, about 4 cups thinly sliced is needed. Peaches, nectarines, plums, berries, etc will work.)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°.

Mix everything but the fruit together in a bowl, add to a sprayed or greased 8×8″ glass baking dish, pat in and up the sides.

In a bowl sprinkle the fruit with enough granulated sugar to sweeten (will depend on your taste) and a teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Pour gently on top.

Bake for 25 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Let cool before cutting into.

A modern version worth looking at is over on Womans Day’s website. It is very similar but with easier directions 😉

~Sarah

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