Almond Prune Plum Kuchen
|Butter/Margarine||3⁄8 Pound (3/4 Cup)|
|Sugar||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Almond paste||2 1⁄2 Ounce (1/3 Cup)|
|All purpose flour||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Rolled oats||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Prune plums||2⁄3 Pound, halved and pitted (10 In Number)|
In a large bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter with 1/2 cup of the sugar and almond paste.
Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each.
Stir in flour and oats.
Spread batter in a buttered 7 to 8 by 11-inch baking dish.
Arrange plum halves in rows of 4 across dish, alternating rows of fruit cut side up and cut side down.
Press plums slightly into batter.
Sprinkle kuchen with remaining sugar.
Bake in a 375° oven until cake pulls from pan sides, 40 to 45 minutes.
Cut into rectangles and serve warm or cool with ice cream.
If made ahead, let kuchen cool, then cover and hold at room temperature up to 2 days.