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Plum Kuchen

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (may be light)
  • 1/2 stick butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Topping:

  • about 2 lb. plums
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Directions

Cream butter and sugar together. Add egg and beat together. Add sour cream. Mix and sift together flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture. Pat dough into a pan, approximately 8 inches square. Cut open plums; remove pits and split open. Place on dough, skin side uppermost. Mix sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over plums. Bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 1 hour until crust is nicely browned and plums are cooked through.

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By Robin from Washington, IA

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July 16, 20090 found this helpful

Thank you for posting this. This sounds like a recipe I made many years ago. I accidentally threw away the recipe. It was delicious and a great way to use up any extra plums. The only ingredient I remember was to use what I call Italian plums or the small purple ones. Does it matter what type of plums to use? Thank you.

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July 17, 20090 found this helpful

Wow, there are more people like me out there. These were always my favorites growing up. I loved September, when the plums are at their best. My grammy would make these. I've made them a few times, and also the plum noodle casseroles(often). This recipe is cheating, but the taste is there.

FYI, canned plums work very well when you can't get the right ones.

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