Peach Kuchen

I love to devour peach desserts.  Well truth be told I love to devour desserts period.  I was first introduced to peach kuchen by my mother-in-law.  Kuchen is the German word for cake and the dessert is like an open faced pie.  I found a yummy recipe a while ago in Midwest Living magazine, that I would love to share with you.  When I am entertaining during the summer, this is one of my go to recipes.  It's so simple, yet so scrumptious.

South Dakota Peach Kuchen


1 1/2cups all-purpose flour
3/4cup granulated sugar
1 1/2teaspoons baking powder
1/4teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon ground nutmeg or cinnamon
1/4cup butter
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2cup milk
2 cups sliced fresh peaches or frozen unsweetened peach slices, thawed and well drained on paper towels
1/3cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon light-color corn syrup
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Vanilla or peach ice cream


  1. Grease and flour a 9x9x2-inch baking pan. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Using a pastry blender, cut in the 1/4 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in center of flour mixture. In a small bowl, combine egg and milk. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy).
  3. Spread batter into prepared pan. Halve any large peach slices. Arrange peach slices in a single layer on top of batter.
  4. For topping, in a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, corn syrup, the 1 tablespoon butter and the lemon juice. Bring to boiling. Quickly drizzle over peach slices.
  5. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 20 minutes. serve warm with ice cream. Makes 9 servings.


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