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Week 41: Kuchen (South Dakota)

Kuchen means cake in German. It usually refers to a sweet dough similar, to a coffee cake that often contains fruits and nuts.

Kuchen was designated as the Official Dessert of South Dakota in 2000, so it only made sense to bake it today.

You can put so many different kinds of fruits in kuchen, but today I chose peaches. However, strawberries and apples are also popular choices.

The crust is chewy and sweet with a custard layered on top. This recipe is quick to make and spends most of its time baking in the oven.

Kuchen is perfect for a sweet breakfast, or an afternoon snack that is perfect for sharing with others!


|Level:👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 1 hour|Serves: 8|




  • 1/2 cup unsalted cold butter

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar


  • 12 peach halves

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1 cup full-fat sour cream


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F, and butter a pie tin. In a large bowl, mix together all your ingredients for the crust. Form into the prepared pan and add the peaches. Bake for 15 minutes.

  2. Whisk the custard ingredients together in a large bowl and pour over the crust. Bake for an additional 30 minutes.

  3. Serve warm.


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳


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