Recipe: Obst (Fruit) Kuchen

October 30, 2022 | Recipes

Obst (Fruit) Kuchen

1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 heaping tablespoon shortening
¼ cup milk

3 cups fruit (apple, cherry or rhubarb)
1 beaten egg
1 ½ cups sugar
2 heaping tablespoons flour or tapioca (use slightly less tapioca)
Milk – enough for stiff batter

For crust: Sift first 4 ingredients together into a bowl and cut in shortening/ Add milk gradually and knead. Press with fingers into a 9-inch round cake pan (makes one).

For filling: Arrange fruit in unbaked crust. Combine remaining four ingredients and pour over fruit. Bake in pre-heated oven at 425° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° and bake 15 minutes more, or until done.

Rosemarie Geiger

This recipe comes from the Guten Appetit cookbook and is used with permission from Jon Childers, head of the Amana Society Heritage Museum.

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