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Cranberry Kuchen

"This German coffee cake has been served at family breakfasts for more than five generations. There is no recipe requested more by our large family."
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55 m servings
Original recipe yields 24 servings

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in a warm water. Add the milk, butter, sugar, salt, egg and 2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Do not knead. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  2. For cranberry sauce, in a saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Add cranberries. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  3. For egg mixture, in a bowl, combine the eggs, evaporated milk and sugar; beat well. Divide half of the egg mixture between two greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pans; set remaining egg mixture aside.
  4. Punch dough down. Divide in half. Pat each portion over egg mixture in pans. Spoon cranberry sauce over dough. Drizzle with remaining egg mixture.
  5. For topping, combine flour and sugar in a bowl. Cut in butter until crumbly; sprinkle over the top.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Serve warm.


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At first I wanted to half this recipe, but I'm glad I didn't because it is so good. Only change I made was to add a little almond flavoring to the cranberry sauce. Hmm hmmm good.

Very tasty, just the right amount of sweet and the cranberries are not too tangy. I think someone who doesn't like cranberries would even like this. :)

This recipe is a lot of work but makes a lot and is fantastic! So unique. I followed the directions exactly but did have to bake it at least 15 minutes longer than stated.

Made this for Christmas brunch. Out of everything I made, my husband said this was his favorite. It was a little soggy on the bottom, but we actually kinda liked it that way! Looks very festi...

This is a very good coffeecake that nicely plays up the flavor of fresh cranberries. Though it's a yeast recipe, it's not in the least intimidating and is very simple to assemble. This recipe is...

This was the most unusual "cake" I have ever made, but it was successful and yummy. The dough was very sticky and loose after rising, but I was able to pat it in the pan. I cut the recipe in ha...

Delicious! Very well received by guests at Easter Brunch. Impossible to find cranberries, fresh or frozen, in our area this time of year. Used dried cranberries. Put 4 cups in 2 cups of wate...

YUMMY! I was a little worried about the way this would turn out, because the dough was very sticky, and I couldn't figure out how to pat it on top of the egg mixture in the pans without the egg ...

People love this--and you NEED a lot of people to eat it all. Freeze half and enjoy later.