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Autumn Plum Torte

We are watching the farmer’s markets for the first of the Italian plums, those elongated plums that show up around this time of the year. We are getting eager for Pflaumekuchen, or Autumn Plum Torte.

It’s really more like a pie. And I hate to tell you how easy it is to make.


This is my mother’s recipe:

Autumn Plum Torte (Pflaumekuchen)

1/4 Cup Butter
1 T Sugar
1/4 t. salt
2 eggs
1 c sifted flour

10 – 12 purple prune plums
1 c sugar
1 T Flour
Dash nutmeg and cinnamon
1/2 cup half and half

1. Cream butter and sugar, add salt and 1 egg yolk. Blend well, add 1 cup flour, mix well.

2. Press mix into bottom of greased 8” pie pan.

3. Cut plums in half or quarters; place cut side up on top of mix. It is pretty if you make a kind of circular pattern out from the center.

4. Combine sugar, 1 T flour and spices. Sprinkle over plums.

5. Beat 1 egg and 1 white, add half and half, pour over top.

6. Bake at 425 for ten minutes, then turn down to 350 for 40 – 45 minutes, until custard sets and plums are cooked.

The smell as it is cooking is divine. You can serve it in wedges, warm or cold.

You can also double this, and make it in a 9 x 14 pan, to serve to larger groups. It goes FAST!

August 2, 2007 - Posted by | Cooking, ExPat Life, Germany, Lumix, Photos, Recipes, Uncategorized


  1. Yummy! Mouthwatering..

    Comment by jewaira | August 2, 2007 | Reply

  2. 😀 I remember making this with you in Doha, in very non-autumn weather, to take on a spring picnic. It was a hit then too!

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | August 2, 2007 | Reply

  3. Thank you, Jewaira. Nice to see you.

    Mornin’ Little Diamond. I remember that trip, too. Oh what fun! We used to wait in Germany because we had our own Italian plum tree that we would use to make the tartes. Yummmmmmmmmmmm!

    Comment by intlxpatr | August 2, 2007 | Reply

  4. I bet it does go fast… It sounds wonderful! It’s definitely a recipe to print out and keep!

    Comment by jolynna | August 2, 2007 | Reply

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