German Fresh Fruit Kuchen (Bread Machine)

“Fresh Fruit Kuchen, a summertime favorite and, with the help of a bread machine, is especially easy to prepare. It makes a delicious start to a lazy summer day when you want to hurry off to the beach or another favorite activity. Try it with juicy nectarines, peaches, plums or pears. The recipe calls for all-purpose flour to make the coffee cake especially light and tender. Dough can be prepared in all-size bread machines.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Measure dough ingredients into bread machine pan in the order suggested by manufacturer.
  2. Process on dough/manual cycle.
  3. When cycle is complete, remove dough from machine to lightly floured surface.
  4. If necessary, knead in additional flour to make dough easy to handle.
  5. Roll dough to 10 x 15-inch rectangle.
  6. Place on large, greased baking sheet.
  7. Arrange fruit, in lengthwise rows, 1/2 inch apart, on dough.
  8. Sprinkle Crumb Topping between rows of fruit.
  9. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 20 to 40 minutes.
  10. Makes 1 (10 x 15-inch) coffee cake.
  11. Bake at 375°F for 20 minutes or until done.
  12. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
  13. Brush fruit with jam and drizzle Almond Icing over cake.
  14. Crumb Topping: Combine 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, 3/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg.
  15. Cut in 3 tablespoons softened butter or margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  16. Almond Icing: In small bowl, combine 1 cup sifted powdered sugar, 4 to 5 teaspoons milk and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract; stir until smooth.

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