Quick Plum Kuchen

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour + a little
  • 2 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter or shortening
  • 1 egg
  • milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg
  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a large bowl
  2. Cut in butter.
  3. Break egg into measuring cup; add enough milk to measure 2/3 cup. Add almond flavoring and beat with fork to combine. Add to dry ingredients all at once; stir just until dough clings together in a ball.
  4. Knead lightly on floured pastry cloth 12 to 15 strokes. Roll out to 12 inch square or round skillet. Brush with 1 tablespoon butter and arrange halved plums on top.
  5. Sprinkle with brown sugar combined with cinnamon or nutmeg.
  6. Bake 30 minutes in a 400° oven.
  • Can be baked with other fruit such as apples or peaches instead of plums

Lillian Davis Goucher’s recipe box. Newspaper “week’s prize winner” with annotations from Mrs. Hallman.

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One Response to Quick Plum Kuchen

  1. Nancy says:

    We made this last week with some supermarket plums, not the “prune plums” that grew on the tree in the Marlin Drive back yard. Used a 9×13 pan, and it worked out okay. Would love to hear from someone who remembers how Grandma made it — Mother says she doesn’t remember.

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