Mini Kuchen - 8 Pack

What is a Kuchen (Koo-Ken)? Somewhere between a cake, pie, and custard, Kuchens came to North Dakota from Germans from Russia and are objectively better when made by a grandma.

Karen Schwandt, who is the namesake, brains, and heart behind the Karen’s Kuchens, credits her success to Grandma Steam. Schwandt describes this as her “German stubbornness and determination to get something done on time” as well as the desire honor her Mother and her heritage by producing this German ethnic food the Old World way.

The Old Way is to say “I love you” with food. With a special treat like kuchen, the tradition lives on.

This package give you the chance to say “I love you” twice with your choice of four kuchen.

More Details

This package serves 12-16 people and includes your choice of 8 Mini Kuchen

  • Each Kuchen serves 1-2 people and measures to approx 4-5"
  • Each Kuchen weighs (8-12 oz.)

Kuchen Options Include

  • Almond Creme – Almond flavored custard topped with sliced almonds. A lady’s favorite and so delicate looking
  • Apple Fresh green Granny Smith apples or apples from Karen’s daughter’s apple trees used in this traditional apple kuchen. Topped with cinnamon and sugar
  • Blueberry Fresh Blueberries that pop while baking or pop in your mouth with a creamy custard. Sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. Karen’s daughter likes this one a lot.
  • Chocolate Chip – A creamy custard mixed with mini chocolate chips. Kids and grownups love this kuchen. A kids favorite at Farmers Market
  • Cottage Cheese – Another traditional old-time flavor, only cottage cheese was homemade back then. A creamy cheesy taste sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. Karen’s mom’s favorite kuchen. A lot of family members like this one.
  • Juneberry – One of Karen’s top flavors. Fresh frozen juneberries added to a creamy custard and sprinkled with sugar. Juneberries are a cousin to Blueberries but are more woodsy as most of them grow wild. Juneberries have an almond nutty taste to them. They are called Sassatoons or spring berry in Canada.
  • Peach – One of Karen’s top flavors. Fresh frozen peaches layered in creamy custard and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.
  • Prune – The Classic Kuchen and oldest flavor in the kuchen family and so loved by the Germanic people. Creamy custard, prunes and topped with sugar and nutmeg
  • Raspberry – Creamy custard with fresh frozen raspberries. Sugar added and sugar and cinnamon sprinkled on top. Locally picked raspberries when in season.
  • Strawberry Rhubarb – Karen’s number 1 flavor. This one is always sold out first at Farmers Market. A sweet tangy taste all at one time. Rhubarb picked locally and fresh frozen strawberries used. Sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.
  • Streusel – Karen’s plain Jane kuchen. Vanilla flavored custard with a crunchy streusel topping. One of the kuchens has to be just “simple”.
  • Triple Berry – One Karen’s top flavors. A combination of Blackberrys, Blueberries, and Raspberry. Too pretty to eat kuchen. But a delightful blend of berries. Karen’s nieces’ favorite.

Ingredients

Basic Ingredients: Flour, cream, sugar, eggs, milk, shortening yeast, salt, water, extract, and fruit choice

Instructions / Storage

  • Kuchens ship frozen with ice packs, may thaw in transit
  • Kuchens arrive ready to enjoy
  • Refrigerate or freeze upon arrival
  • Kuchens may be kept refrigerated for up to 3 days or frozen for up to a year
  • To serve, allow kuchen to thaw if frozen, remove packaging, and enjoy!
  • Kuchens are great warmed up in the microwave
Download Storage and Prep Instructions

Shipping Details

  • Karen’s Kuchen ships Monday – Thursday of each week
  • Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes
  • Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii via 2-day will incur an additional $20 charge or $35 for Overnight Shipping. Sorry guys!
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REVIEWS

Kuchens are new to me even if my heritage is part German. They were so good. I am always looking for food that my 93 year old mother will eat and it’s easy to chew. She dug right into the Kuchens and ate everything on her plate. She actually asks to try more flavors. You get a gold star from me for that!
Susan M. - Brooklyn Park, MN
04/14/21
Karen's Kuchens are absolutely delicious!!
Suzannah S. - Reynoldsburg, OH
03/19/21
Everything. Food was delicious! Arrived on time. Cost was reasonable. And I tried something authentic that I probably would never have experienced otherwise!
Suzannah S. - Reynoldsburg, OH
02/05/21
OMG the food was amazing!! Just like kutchen that we get back home!
Valerie M. - Mount Pleasant, SC
01/22/21
My family loved the food from Karen’s Kuchens!
JOSEF S. - Cornville, ME
05/10/20
Order shipped and arrived on time, packaged well, and it was a lovely, handmade experience overall! Wonderful flavors!
Thomas P. - Woodbridge, VA
03/03/21
The order, the tracking, the arrival, the package, which was wonderfully packed to keep cool and to protect the product.
Beverly W. - Corona del Mar, CA
05/02/21
Quality of product and a timely delivery! 😊
Mike R. - Paso Robles, CA
01/18/21
Delivery on time and birthday boy said it was delicious!!
Andrew V. - Brookfield, WI
04/25/21
Kuchen was amazing
Warren H. - Wheeling, WV
05/03/21