Recipe for Canadian Mennonite Plum Custard Kuchen
Pennsylvania Dutch


    Canadian Mennonite Plum Custard Kuchen

    A tea-biscuit base with neat rows of plums surrounded by custard - this is a delicious dessert.

    1 1/3 cups flour
    1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    1/3 cup margarine or shortening
    1 egg, beaten
    1 cup milk
    Plums, pitted and halved

    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1 teaspoon cinnamon

    1 beaten egg
    1/2 cup sour cream
    1/2 cup buttermilk or yogurt
    1/3 cup sugar

    Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in margarine. Beat egg and milk and stir into mixture. Pat the dough over the bottom of a 9-inch cake pan. Arrange nicely in rows enough pitted plums to completely cover the dough. Sprinkle topping over the plums. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.

    Meanwhile mix custard ingredients. Take the kuchen out of the oven, drizzle the custard mixture over the plums, and return it to the oven. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake for another 30 minutes.

    Serve warm.