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Aunt Maggie's German Kuchen

Aunt Maggie’s German Kuchen
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Yield: Serves 20

"My husband Don's Aunt Maggie from Bavaria, Germany, gave me this recipe, and it has been a family favorite for the 30 years we have been married. Now our inn guests enjoy it as well." --Clefstone Manor, Bar Harbor, Maine

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup white shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup milk
  • Fruit for filling (blueberries, sliced and peeled apples or peaches, sliced fresh strawberries, plums, etc.)
  • Streusel (recipe follows)

Instructions:

Cream shortening. Add sugar gradually then beaten egg. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add vanilla to milk, then add flour and milk to the egg mixture a little at a time and beat well. Grease and flour a 15x11-inch cookie sheet with sides. Spread batter thin in pan. Add whatever fruit you desire or a combination. Cover with streusel and bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until done.

Streusel:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened margarine

Instructions:

Mix with butter knives until crumbly and put on top of fruit.
Updated Thursday, September 25th, 2008

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One Response to Aunt Maggie’s German Kuchen

  1. Anonymous January 25, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    This is an excellent recipe, I used wild woodland blueberries as my fruit, I added finely chopped toasted pecans to the strudel topping mixture… yum! Thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe

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