Apple Plum Streusel Dessert Recipe
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Apple Plum Streusel Dessert Recipe

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Mom would make this German delicacy and other sweets a day ahead to keep the oven free for the roast goose. Similar to coffee cake, this attractive dessert is filled with sweet fruit and topped with chopped nuts and a drizzle of icing. -Rosemarie Forcum White Stone, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:16-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 16-20 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 to 7 medium unpeeled plums, thinly sliced
  • 5 to 6 medium unpeeled Golden Delicious apples, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Nutritional Facts

330 calories: 1 piece, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar. Beat in eggs and extracts until blended. Beat mixture on hight speed for 3 minutes. Combine the flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture. Spread the batter into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Arrange plum and apple slices over batter.
  2. For streusel, combine the flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; stir in pecans. Sprinkle over fruit.
  3. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. For glaze, whisk confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Drizzle over streusel. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Originally published as Apple Plum Streusel Dessert in Taste of Home December/January 2004, p35

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Reviewed Apr. 1, 2012

"I thought it was a bit dry. Next time, I think I will not bake it as long, I'll try about 35 minutes. But otherwise it was excellent. It was a hit at work"

Reviewed Jun. 2, 2011

"I thought this turned out great! I made it in a bit bigger pan, so it was thinner, more like bars, but very good. Next time I'll try it with just plums!"

Reviewed Aug. 16, 2010

"I am an avid baker, and I found this dessert to be rather dry, and bland. The fruit was had a nice taste (but then again, fruit usually does when baked), but that is all I can really say that was good about this recipe. I found that the almond extract was completely unnecessary, and probably ruined the taste for me. I make a "mean" Apfelkuchen, and this recipe falls short."

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2010

"Batter worried me in the beginning because it was so light. Don't panic. Held up the fruit. I did use a mandillion slicer which was extremely helpful in making paper thin fruit slices."

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