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Fruit paired with cake is a magical thing, to say the least. Kuchen, traditional German yeast cake, is typically adorned with a variety of crunchy nuts, tart fruits, and creamy cheeses.  A slice of this southern inspired sweet treat will have you reaching for another!

Deb Wise
Recipe by Cooking Light November 2015

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Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mindi Shapiro and Amanda Widis

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
27 mins
total:
3 hrs
Yield:
Serves 12 (serving size: 1 wedge and 2 tablespoons whipped topping)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine milk, yeast, and 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Let stand 5 minutes.

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  • Add remaining granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon oil, vanilla, rind, salt, nutmeg, and eggs; beat with a mixer at low speed until well combined. Add flour; beat at low speed 5 minutes or until batter is smooth. Add 5 tablespoons butter, 1 table­spoon at a time, beating after each addition. Smooth batter into a 9-inch springform pan coated with baking spray. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 1/2 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 450°.

  • Combine remaining 1 tablespoon oil, grapes, and pears; arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender. Cool completely. Reduce oven temperature to 350°.

  • Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Combine grape mixture, butter, pecans, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Arrange mixture over dough. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes on a wire rack. Remove from pan, and place on a serving platter. Serve with whipped topping.

Nutrition Facts

281 calories; fat 12.4g; saturated fat 5.5g; mono fat 4.4g; poly fat 1.7g; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 39g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 47mg; iron 1mg; sodium 124mg; calcium 39mg.
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