ffq-lar Posted September 18, 2014 Report Share Posted September 18, 2014 We had a great crop of purple plums this year. We dried several batches and ate fresh plums for days! Here's a recipe for classic Plum Kuchen. It's not too sweet and a great way to use summer fruit. Using an 8" or 9" springform pan, line the bottom with parchment paper and butter the sides. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In your mixing bowl, cream one cube of butter (4 ounces) with 1/3 cup sugar. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, one large egg, and the zest of one lemon. Beat until smooth. Sift together 1 3/4 cups flour and 1 teaspoon baking powder. Gradually mix into butter mixture. The batter will be stiff. Spoon into prepared pan and spread to edges. I used my very clean fingers to level the batter. Top with pitted plum halves, cut side up. It took 12 plums to cover the top. Make a crumble topping by mixing 3 ounces butter (3/4ths of a cube) with 3/4 cup flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Use a pastry blender or food processor to mix until it's crumbly. Layer on top of the plums. Bake for 50-60 minutes. The plums will be bubbling up through the topping when it's done. Serve with vanilla ice cream or the German way, with a pour of cream on top. Yum! This can be made with your favorite berries, fresh peaches, or very thin apple slices tossed with cinnamon and sugar. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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