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Almond Plum Kuchen

 Almond Plum Kuchen
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
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 3/4 cup cold butter
  • FILLING:
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 7 to 8 cups quartered fresh plums
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients; cut in butter
  • until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into a greased

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Almond Plum Kuchen (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until thick and
  • lemon-colored, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour, almonds, orange peel
  • and baking powder. Arrange plums over crust; pour egg mixture over
  • plums.
  • Combine the first three topping ingredients; sprinkle over filling.
  • Top with almonds. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 477 calories, 23 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 193 mg sodium, 63 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 7 g protein.