Heavenly Plum Kuchen

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Photo Credit: 

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Ingredients

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 pound fresh plums, halved and pitted
1 egg
1 cup light cream

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375°F.

In a bowl, cream together sugar and butter.

In another bowl, sift together flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. Combine with butter mixture. Reserve ⅓ cup of mixture.

Press remaining batter evenly into bottom and about 1 inch up sides of a 10-inch pie plate or 8x8-inch baking pan. Arrange plums, rounded side up, in a single layer on batter. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake for 15 minutes.

In a separate bowl, beat egg and stir in cream. Pour over plums. Bake for 30 minutes more, or until custard is set. Serve at room temperature.

Yield: 

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Credit: 

Linda Ruth, Peterborough, New Hampshire

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