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Almond Plum Kuchen

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min.

Makes

12 servings

Meet the Cook: You'll find this dessert both easy and very tasty. Everyone who tries it comments on how the orange and plum flavors go together so well and complement each other. We like it best when it is served warm with ice cream. -Norma Enders, Edmonton, Alberta

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 3/4 cup cold butter
  • FILLING:
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 7 to 8 cups quartered fresh plums
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, combine the first 4 ingredients; cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until thick and lemon-colored, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour, almonds, orange zest and baking powder. Arrange plums over crust; pour egg mixture over plums.
  3. Combine the first 3 topping ingredients; sprinkle over filling. Top with almonds. Bake until golden brown, 40-45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 477 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 193mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 4g fiber), 7g protein.

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