Fresh Plum and Almond Squares

 

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Yes, more fruit recipes.
No, I don’t have an aversion to chocolate.

Hey, summer is only so long…why not make the most of what we get from it?  Fruit.
Yes, you can make these with non-local plums in the middle of winter.
No, they won’t be as good
Sorry…So, grab a container of plums (black prune plums are best but any will do) and let’s make some squares…
Ingredients:Crust:
3/4 c butter
3/4 c brown sugar
1/2 c ground almonds
1 1/2 c flour
4 c sliced plums (about 7-8 plums)

Topping:
1/4 butter, softened
1/4 c sugar
1/4 c flour
1/2 c sliced almonds

Batter:
3 eggs
3/4 c sugar
1/2 c flour
1/2 c ground almonds
1 tsp baking powder


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1.  Preheat oven to 375; line a 9×13″ pan with parchment.
2.  In a mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar until creamy.

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3.  Stir in almonds and then add flour; mix until crumbly.
4.  Pat into the baking dish and bake for 12 minutes (it should start to get brown but not too much because it will continue baking)

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5.  Dump plums onto crust and spread out evenly.

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6.  Meanwhile, make the batter by beating eggs (in the same mixing bowl you used before);  add sugar and beat until light – about 5 minutes.
7.  In a small bowl, combine flour ground almonds and baking powder; add to egg mixture and stir again

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8.  Pour egg mixture evenly over plums.

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9.  In the same small bowl you used before, mix the topping (butter, flour, sugar and sliced almonds) and sprinkle mixture over batter.

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10.  Bake for about 40 minutes or until golden.

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11.  Find some ice cream, grab a plate and dig right in!

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