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A yummy/easy plum torte from JadaOre

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Posted to Thread #2594 at 12:01 am on Jul 13, 2006

Plum Torte
from Cooking for Comfort by Marian Burros JadaOre

3/4 cup granulated sugar plus 1 or 2 Tbsp
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
pinch salt
24 halves pitted Italian (aka prune or purple) plums
1 tsp cinnamon
vanilla ice cream - optional

Arrange a rack in the lower third of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350.

In an electric mixer, cream the 3/4 cup sugar and butter. Add the flour, baking powder, eggs and salt and beat to mix well.

Place in a 9 or 10" ungreased (I lightly oil) springform pan. Cover the top with the plums skin side down. Mix the cinnamon with the 1 or 2 Tbsp sugar and sprinkle over the top.

Bake for 40 to 50 min or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool to rm temp or serve warm with ice cream.

Note from recipe author: Torte may be frozen for several months, if well-wrapped. To serve, return to rm temp and reheat in oven at 300 till warm.

Note from Jada: If I'm in the mood for crumbles, I add this topping. Just omit the cinn and sugar topping called for in torte recipe and sprinkle this on top of the fruit instead.

1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cup flour
1+ tsp cinnamon
1 cube butter, melted
Mix first three ingredients, add melted butter, sprinkle whatever you can resist eating on top of the fruit and bake as directed.

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