Kuchen is pronounced “yum”


Do you find yourself with an over-abundance of blackberries or Fall raspberries?  Is your pantry full of jam, but your freezer is still full of strawberries from earlier in the Spring?  We’ll here is a quick dessert that is like a giant sugar cookie covered with lightly sweetened fruit.  It’s called kuchen (pronounced koo-kin) and it is tasty with coffee or tea.

You’ll need:

1 stick butter

2/3 c. sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. almond extract

1 1/4 c. flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

2 c. fruit

1 Tbsp sugar to mix with fruit

1/4 tsp. cinnamon to mix with fruit

Cream butter and sugar.  Add egg, vanilla, and almond extract.  Mix to incorporate.  Add flour and salt.  Mix to incorporate.  Chill dough for 30 min in the fridge.  If the fruit is strawberries, cut them in halves or slice them thickly.  Mix fruit with sugar and cinnamon.  Press the dough into a tart pan lined with parchment paper.  Pour the fruit over top.  Bake at 350oF for 40 min.


It’s really good with tart fruits.  I don’t know how it would be with sweeter things.

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