Tired of peach cobbler this summer, make a peach kuchen with cherries instead. Sweet fruit on top of a cakey layer that's smothered in a creamy custard. It's a classic German comfort food that you don't want to miss out on.
Prep Time: 30minutes
Cook Time: 55minutes
¾cupbutter(cut into 1 inch pieces)
6peaches(peeled and sliced into quarters)
½lbcherries(pitted and halved)
1 ½cupsbrown sugar
1 ½cupsheavy cream
Preheat oven to 400º. Grease a 9 X 13 pan with butter.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter with pastry blender until it is the consistency of cornmeal. Sprinkle mixture over the bottom and sides of a greased 9 X 13 pan.
Place peach quarters and cherries over the dough. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the peaches and cherries.
Bake for 15 minutes. While baking mix the egg yolks, cream and vanilla. Remove pan after 15 minutes and pour cream mixture over fruit. Bake for an additional 40 minutes until custard is set.
Barbara's Notes + Tips
You can use canned or frozen peaches. If using canned fruit, make sure you drain it before adding.
If the fruit is firm, cut in into smaller slices.
Use enough fruit to completely cover the bottom layer.
You can use apricots, plums or nectarines instead of peaches.
This needs to cool before serving to let the juices soak into the crust. Serve it warm, at room temperature or refrigerated.