Here is the recipe I adapted for my own use. This makes 2 pie plates of Kuchen.
1 package of Rhodes Cinnamon Rolls there are 8 in a package.
Take 4 rolls smoosh them all together and roll them out. Place in buttered pie plate. Repeat for second pie plate. Prick with fork and bake at 350 for 10 -15 minutes.
2 cups or 1 Pint of Heavy Whipping Cream
1/2 cup sugar
dash of salt
Crack eggs into a medium size pot beat with a fork until frothy then add sugar, salt and vanilla and beat some more....slowly add cream stirring constantly and vigorously!
Cook on medium heat stirring constantly...mixture will thicken. Take it off the heat before it burns!
Lay fruit on the dough, add filling and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
Bake 350 for 25 minutes
We like fresh fruit and have tried raspberries and blueberries. Both were good. I prefer the raspberries!
Yes it is possible to use dried fruits...I used tart dried cherries. Our friends gave it two thumbs up!
You can always make a plain kuchen...I did this time...one was with dried cherries and one was plain. We added fresh raspberries to the top of the plain one.
We discussed what our friends grandmothers used to put in kuchen...peaches, apples (perhaps they were cooked a bit no one remembers!), plums and all kinds of berries.
Most of the recipes I looked at called for a sweet dough for the crust. I tried the cinnamon rolls just as an experiment because I am lousy at pie crust dough and the sweet dough recipes made like 8 crusts...and I just wanted 2 crusts. You could always make some kind of gluten free crust also.
Here is a photo of the dried cherry kuchen....as you can see most of it was eaten! ( I am not very good at getting the dough up on the sides of the pie plate)
It was very good. I still like raspberry the best!
Supper with our friends is always great! They served a pot roast with roasted vegetables...carrots and squash. Next month it is our turn and I will have to come up with something delicious to serve!