Kuchen is a dessert that Russian and German settlers used to make. There are many many old recipes out there. I like to read recipes...and I also like to experiment.
The crusts were all a bit different and most recipes were for 8 yes eight kuchen. I didn't need 8 I just needed one.
I had a plan...most were a sweet dough recipe..don't they sell cinnamon roll dough? Sure enough.
I buttered a pie plate... I thawed out the dough of five cinnamon rolls...I made a big ball of dough and then pressed it into my pie plate...I then pricked the dough with a fork and baked it at 350 for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile I made the filling. I whisked 3 eggs violently and added a half a cup of sugar and whisked some more then I added a pint (2 cups) of heavy whipping cream. ( I am certain in the old settler days this was skimmed off the top of a cooled pail of milk as cream rises) I heated this mixture stirring constantly over medium heat...stir and stir some more....when you are real tired of stirring it may become a thick mixture or start to burn on the bottom of the pan ...so you quit so you won't ruin the whole thing.
Add your fruit to the pie plate with your partially baked dough...I used raspberries. But you can use any fruit you like...frozen fruit should be thawed out first.
Pour on your creamy mixture and top with some cinnamon sugar. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes...cool and store in fridge.
yes my crust could have been neater and I should have added some vanilla. This makes two kuchen...my other one was without a crust and featured frozen blueberries...so it was more like a pudding.
The Raspberry Kuchen got high marks from our friends who buy Kuchen every time they are in North Dakota.
Our friends did lamb on the grill, with oven fried potatoes and marvelous vegetables. ( Far Guy and I both like lamb...at least the way they prepare it!)
I said I would bring dessert...orange sherbet was the back up.
It was a successful foodie adventure!