Peaches and custard baked to a chewy, gooey perfection on a tender cookie crust. Can be made all year with canned peaches. Delicious hot with ice cream or alone cold.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and 2 tablespoons of sugar into a large bowl. Cut in butter by pinching between your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Place the peach halves cut side up on top of the crust in a nice pattern. Mix together the remaining sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over the peach halves.

  • Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven. While the peaches are baking, whisk together the egg yolks and cream in a medium bowl. Pour over the peaches after the 15 minutes are up.

  • Reduce the oven's temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Return the dish to the oven, and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

298.2 calories; 3.1 g protein; 36.4 g carbohydrates; 81.6 mg cholesterol; 170.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2005
I lost my 40 year plus peach kuchen recipe this is identical to mine except my old recipe called for sour cream in place of whipping cream. I use lite sour cream and fresh nutmeg on top. Sour cream gives it a wonderful flavor. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/17/2011
I made exactly as written and this just didn't do it for us. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2005
I lost my 40 year plus peach kuchen recipe this is identical to mine except my old recipe called for sour cream in place of whipping cream. I use lite sour cream and fresh nutmeg on top. Sour cream gives it a wonderful flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2006
I would have added cinnamon and more butter to the crust and sliced the peaches rather than halve them. Otherwise, this was very good. *Tip- to peel peaches, dip them in boiling water for 30-60 seconds then dunk in ice cold water then peel. Very easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2006
Best recipe ever!!! My dad raves about this dessert. It just so decadent! The only thing I change is I use 1/4 cup of the sugar in the crust and then I use only about 1/2 cup of sugar in with the whipping cream mixture. So rich and creamy and yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2008
This was a nice change of pace as far as peach desserts are concerned. My husband and I really enjoyed it though I plan on making these adjustments in the future: Instead of sprinkling the peaches with the sugar and cinnamon I will mix these into the custard. The custard though delicious needs that bit of sweetness in my opinion. I also added a bit of nutmeg as I feel all custards should have a bit of nutmeg. I made this recipe in a springform pan and it turned out wonderfully! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2004
This was delicious. I'm sure the recipe is great as is but I made two additions. I used a cup and a half of flour and a half cup of ground almonds in the crust and I added 3 tbsp.of chopped lemon verbena to the cream mix...I used 10% coffee cream and it came out fine.Used a large flan pan. Thanks for a simple but lovely desert. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2004
This was delicious. I doubled it to make two since I had so many peaches to use. Also I had trouble peeling my peaches after boiling so I boiled them and when I found I couldn't get the peel off I just cut them into segments and also added in a half pint of blueberries to each with the peaches and it came out delicious. I'm sure the top would have looked prettier using halves but it tasted wonderful. My boss at worked called it "the best dessert I made yet." Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2008
This is wonderful. I made a few changes: I put 1/2 cup sugar in the crust the other 1/2 cup I mixed in the cream/egg mixture. I sprinkled a little sugar on the peaches as well. I used an extra egg yolk because my eggs were small. I made the mistake of baking mine for 40 minutes. Don't do it the crust is too hard. The 30 minute option would have been perfect. Also I sliced my peaches so they would cover the crust well. This is so good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2006
My neighbor use to make this when I was a child. This is perfect just the way I remember it! The only change I made was I changed the cream to be half sour cream and half cream. I remember my neighbor using sour cream when she made it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2009
I picked this recipe because I had some whipping cream that needed used up and I had all the rest of the ingredients. One of my guests told my husband "If you weren't married to her I'd marry her just for this dessert!" but I was on the fence about it when I tried it the day it was made (as recommended still warm an hour or so out of the oven). I felt like it was super sweet and the crust was a little dry. However when I tried it the next day I really enjoyed it. The sweetness of the fruit layer blended more with the crust and the custard. The crust absorbed a little of the moisture of the top layers too and it was very yummy. I used frozen sliced peaches and they worked great they were done just right with the suggested cooking time. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/17/2011
I made exactly as written and this just didn't do it for us. Read More
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