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Cherry Kuchen


  • Author: Lynette Rice
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

Traditional cherry kuchen made from scratch!


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Ingredients

Kuchen Pastry

  • 2 TB warm water
  • 1 1/8 tsp yeast
  • 1 TB sugar, divided (1 tsp + 2tsp)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 small egg, beaten
  • 1/2 Cup butter
  • 1 Cup flour

Kuchen Filling – Cherry

  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1/3 Cup flour
  • 2 Cans (15 oz each) pitted, red tart cherries in water, drained

Instructions

  1. Kuchen Pastry
  2. Mix water and yeast. Add 1 tsp sugar. Mix well. Let mixture rise for 5 minutes.
  3. Add remaining sugar, vanilla, salt and beaten egg.
  4. Cut butter into flour in separate bowl. Add yeast mixture and mix well.
  5. Divide the soft dough into two ball. Roll one ball to fit bottom and half way up the sides of a 6×10 glass pan.
  6. Make kuchen filling by mixing the flour and sugar. Add the drained cherries and mix well.
  7. Add the kuchen filling to the dough in the pan. Roll the second ball of dough to fit the top of the kuchen pan.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees fahrenheit for 45 minutes covering the top loosely with foil during the last 10 – 20 minutes of baking

  • Category: Dessert