Sunday, 20 July 2014

Quick Cherry Kuchen!


The first time I made Cherry Kuchen, I made it with sweet Bing cherries, the story follows!

My kitchen looked like a crime scene. Red splatters were everywhere... the freshly picked cherries bursting as the pitter plunged through to extract the pit. The juices puddled on the cutting board and stained my fingers. These cherries were at their perfect point of ripeness. Their flavor needed no companion or accent. It is why I kept it simple and made a cherry kuchen.

I then cleaned up the kitchen and went to the store. The cashier gave me a strange look. After I got home I realized why.  Those red splatters were all over my shirt and neck.....hahaha!  Remind me next time to wear one of my friend  Fawn's hand made aprons! And/or checking how I look in the mirror before heading out the door would be a good idea too. I’m so glad it wasn’t too busy at the local grocery. At least no one called the police!!





This time I made my favorite Kuchen recipe with pie cherries from my niece and nephews cherry tree. Pie cherries have a tart flavor and the juice is more translucent, never the less, I wore my apron!! My kuchen recipe is perfect with any fruit you have on hand, I have made with plums, raspberries, blueberries, peaches and my favorite huckleberries. As Wee Bear said, "It is perfect with a cup of coffee!"


William my nephew picked some delicious pie cherries! Talk about pie in the sky!! I see a lot of pies here!!

 Fruit Kuchen 

1 c. unsalted butter
1 c. sugar
4 large eggs 
1 tsp. grated lemon rind
1 3/4 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 lbs. fruit of your choice (I chose cherries, this time!!)

Prepare a deep tart pan, butter and flour. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Cream together the butter and sugar and add eggs one at a time. Mix in flour and baking powder, don't over mix! 


Add the lemon rind. At this point I gently mixed in the cherries....however, if you are using a large stone fruit, like a plum, I put 3/4 of the batter into the tart pan, place the fruit on top and cover with the remainder of the batter. Bake for 30-35 minutes.



 Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee! 





11 comments:

  1. I made this morning as soon as you posted. I had some blueberries and raspberries, we loved it. My kids said, "Can we have this every Sunday?" You and your daughter look so much alike...beautiful! I sure enjoy your posts, please keep them coming. Sam

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    1. WOW!! You are fast. but I agree, most people have the ingredients in their pantry! Mmmm sound delish!! Thank you for commenting!! Cheers! JJ



      Wow!!

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  2. Going to have to make this, yummy

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    1. Hi!! Hope you make it and enjoy! Let me know!! Thanks for commenting! Cheers! JJ

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  3. Your photography is amazing!! What camera do you use? John

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    1. Hi John! Most of my photography has been with a Canon D12, then Canon D16 (same, just a newer version), Since June 2914, I have been using a Canon 70D, which I love. All the Africa photography was this camera. Thank you for commenting, I am a novice, but, enjoying the learning process and the adventure. There was no better place to learn a camera, than in Africa, everyone wanted to help!! It was a phenomenal experience. Thank you for commenting! Cheers! JJ

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  4. This looks delicious! I will make this! Gerry-MI

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    1. Hi Gerry! It is really yumm, I have had several e-mails already, with rave reviews!! It has been a family favorite! Thank you for commenting, and let me know what you think. Cheers! JJ

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  5. Hi JJ
    I made this for my Mother's birthday, with coffee. She raved about it. Thank you! Shella

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    1. Hi Shella! I am happy your Mother enjoyed this delicious kuchen, it is my favorite and so easy!! Thank you for commenting! Cheers! JJ

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  6. Hi JJ! It's Gerry again. I made this last weekend using sweet peaches, it was out of this world!! Thanks so much! We really enjoy your blog! Hope you blog again soon! Gerry

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