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South Dakota State Dessert:

Prairie kutchen - click to see all food symbols
Prairie Kutchen photo © PBS Prairie Public.org: The Treasures of German Russian Cuisine - Kutchen (used by permission). See All Food Symbols - Food Holidays.

Kuchen

Kuchen was designated the official state dessert of South Dakota in 2000. Kuchen is the German word for "cake" and is used to describe a variety of different types of sweet desserts and pastries. Kuchen desserts are of German heritage, popular in many areas of German settlement in the United States, particularly North Dakota, South Dakota, Indiana, and Minnesota.

Slice of kuchen - click to see all state food symbols
Slice of kuchen - photo by matzzz300 on Flickr - noncommercial
use allowed with attribution | no derivative works.
See All Food & Agricultural Symbols - Food Holidays.

Different Varieties of Kuchen:

Pie-like pastry with a thick, "cakey" crust and a sweet custard based filling or an apple-pie like filling (often with sweet white icing on the top).

Rolled-pastry with a long spiral of dough filled, rolled, baked and then sliced to serve (nut roll).

Coffee cake-like pastry with veins and pockets of cinnamon and sugar baked throughout.

Cheesecake-like pastry with a yeast raised crust filled with fruit (cherry is most popular) and a creamy custard.

Source:
South Dakota Symbols: Office of Governor - Just for Kids
Links:
All Food & Agricultural Symbols - Food Holidays

    

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