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Plum Streusel Kuchen

 Plum Streusel Kuchen
This recipe is actually called ”platz” in German, meaning ”flat,” and has been in my family since before I was born. The fresh fruits of summer make it a favorite, and it’s simply wonderful warm out of the oven.
12-15 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 6 fresh plums, halved and sliced
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and
  • baking powder; cut in shortening until mixture resembles fine
  • crumbs. In another bowl, whisk egg and cream; add to crumb mixture,
  • tossing gently with a fork until mixture forms a ball.
  • Press dough into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Arrange plums over
  • crust.
  • For topping, in a small bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in butter
  • until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add cream, mixing gently with a
  • fork until moist crumbs form. Sprinkle over plums.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out

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Plum Streusel Kuchen (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • clean. Cool on wire rack. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 237 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 80 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.