German Peach Kuchen Recipe

As you probably already know, we are celebrating Olympic Week with recipes, crafts and decorations. And of course, I couldn’t let this special week go by without sharing some delicious baking from other countries. Typically when most people think of German baked goods, the first thing that comes to mind is German Chocolate Cake {at least I do}, but actually Germans have many desserts that they are known for.

This German Peach Kuchen is just one, many of them have fruit, nuts and cinnamon. Betty Crocker has lots of recipes to choose from if you are looking for other German Desserts. I was surprised to see one of my favorite flavor combinations, chocolate and cherries in Black Forest Desserts, on the list as well.

So what exactly is Kuchen? According to Wikipedia, it’s the German word for cake and Kuchen has a pie like pastry, with a thick, cakey crust and a sweet custard based filling.

I’m excited to share with you some step-by-step photos I took. I have been so busy lately, I haven’t had much time to slow down and do that for you. And the new Kitchen Island, makes a perfect area to work on as well as photograph.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and 2 tablespoons sugar. Pour in the melted butter and mix well, until crumbly.

Press the crust into a greased 8 inch square pan, along the bottom and up the sides.

Top with peaches and sprinkle with remaining sugar mixed with cinnamon. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

While the crust and peaches are baking, whisk together the eggs, yogurt and vanilla.

Give the pecans a rough chop

Pour the egg mixture over the peaches and sprinkle on the pecans. And back into the oven she goes…


German Peach Kuchen

Traditionally a German dessert, this Peach Kuchen is perfect for anytime. It goes together in a snap and is delicious. Recipe from Adapted from Betty Crocker

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8-9 servings


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 cups fresh peaches, sliced or 1 {16 oz} bag frozen peaches, thawed & drained
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 containers {6 oz each} vanilla yogurt, 2/3 cup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and 2 tablespoons sugar.
  3. Pour in melted butter and combine until crumbly.
  4. Press crust into the bottom and 1 1/2 inches up the sides of a greased 8 inch square baking dish
  5. Top with peaches
  6. Combine remaining sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle over peaches
  7. Bake for 15 minutes
  8. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine eggs, yogurt and vanilla, whisk until combined. Chop pecans.
  9. Pour egg mixture over peaches, sprinkle on pecans.
  10. Bake for 40-50 minutes longer or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  11. Serve warm with or without vanilla ice cream

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