December 24, 2013

Plum Kuchen

On the Menu Today~
Plum Kuchen

Perfect for Christmas Morning~

Merry Christmas Everyone~

Plum Kuchen

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 4 tablespoons plus 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 (30 oz) cans whole plums, drained, pitted and cut in half
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • cooking spray
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 425º
  2. Combine flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and allspice. Whisk together. Cut in 4 tablespoons cold butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Combine milk, almond extract, and egg in a small bowl, whisk together. Add milk mixture to flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  3. Spray 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Arrange plums in a circular pattern over batter.
  4. Combine 2/3 cup sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, orange zest and allspice in a small bowl, stirring well. Microwave 3 tablespoons butter until butter melts, stir into sugar mixture. Sprinkle sugar mixture evenly over plums.
  5. Bake at 425º for 35 minutes or until browned and bubbly. Cool in pan 1 hour.
  6. Remove sides from springform pan.
*Recipe adapted from Cooking Light Magazine, 2011* Cooking Light

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