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Apple Plum Streusel Dessert Recipe

Apple Plum Streusel Dessert Recipe

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. YIELD:16-20 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • STREUSEL TOPPING:
  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Apple Plum Streusel Dessert

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snarff User ID: 3870784 137601
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"

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susimex User ID: 4642701 90369
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!"

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banana26k User ID: 5351010 103690
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."

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linsvin User ID: 1584655 66267
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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