David Landrum’s Peach Kuchen
* A kuchen is an Amish pastry. Is not exactly a pie and not exactly a cake and has a
light, unique flavor.
1 1/3 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup of margarine
1 can (16 oz.) spiced peaches, drained
3 tablespoons honey
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg, beaten
1 cup sour cream (or yogurt or a mixture)
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in margarine with a pastry blender or fork, until mixture is crumbly. Pat into bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Arrange peach slices on top of crust in a single layer. Drizzle with honey, then sprinkle top with cinnamon. Bake at 400-F or 204-C degrees for 15 minutes. Makes 6 servings.
Combine the beaten egg and sour cream, mixing well. Pour over peaches and bake 30 minutes longer. Serve warm.
*Note: yogurt may be used in topping rather than sour cream. I prefer sour cream for its
milder flavor. Yogurt will give the topping more of a tang. Or combine the two to your
* Other fruits such as cherries, apples, blueberries, or rhubarb may also be used. Fruits may
be canned or fresh.