Strawberry Kuchen

Strawberry Kuchen Intro

This dessert is for all of you crust lovers out there. Kuchen is the German word for cake. Not quite a pie, not really a cobbler or a crisp, because it is much better than all of those. Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good pie and you really can’t go wrong with a crisp. But kuchen is my absolute favorite crust. Topped with your favorite fruit, it takes about half the amount of time a pie will take you.


1 cup flour
2 tablespoons of sugar pinch of salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon white vinegar

Mix flour with sugar and salt in a medium size bowl. Cut in 1/2 cup butter, until coarse crumbs form. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon white vinegar over mixture.
With lightly floured hands, press dough into the bottom of the 9 inch pan. Goal is 1/4 inch thick on the bottom and 1 inch high around the sides.

2 tablespoons of flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
4 cups of fresh strawberries, sliced *

* Note, this recipe works well with almost all fruits. Some of my favorites are blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, peaches and cherries.
Mix flour with sugar and cinnamon and pour over 3 cups of sliced strawberries. Fold until coated. Place in the prepared crust.

Bake at 400 degrees for 50-60 minutes

Place on a rack to cool, top with 1 cup sliced strawberries. Serve with whipped cream, ice cream, greek yogurt, or as is.

Strawberry Kuchen


Ashley Marti

Ashley writes a lifestyle and food blog called Local Haven. Her focus is on food, style, family, local living and life in the Pacific Northwest. Ashley and her family recently moved to the beautiful Columbia Gorge, where together they are discovering what life is like in a small town.

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