Updated on 09/03/11. I LOVE this recipe!
I have also made this with other fruit:
Granny Smith apples tasted great, but I wasn't happy with the appearance & texture of sliced apples. The crust baked faster than the apple slices. Next time, I will chop them and might zap them in the microwave before adding to the crust.
Mangoes - our family favorite so far. I chopped them coarsely, used the almond flavoring, and sprinkled the kuchen with toasted coconut immediate after baking. Very pretty presentation and wonderful flavor.
This is definitely a 5-Star recipe, and a new favorite with my German family. Even without the traditional custard in the filling, they really loved this Kuchen. My only "tweak" was to use a 1/2 tsp almond extract because I had no vanilla extract.
Next time, might try adding some ground almonds to the dough, and keep the almond flavoring. It went really well with the peaches. The crust would be a great base for just about any other fruit, i.e., apples, pears, even berries.
I used 3-4 very large, fresh peaches from the farmer's market. I removed the skins by dropping into boiling water for a couple minutes, and plunging into ice water. The skins slipped right off, and the peaches were easy to slice.
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Aug. 7, 2011