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Aromatic Plum Casserole with Lady Fingers and Quark

by Adina 01/12/2014 3 comments

Plum Casserole

This is one of my favorite warm desserts, Plum Casserole. I love the combination of the sour plums and the sweet and airy quark topping. I’ve made this for the first time about 4 years ago and since than I’ve been making it a few times every year.

You can make it with fresh plums when in season or with frozen ones. We don’t have a plum tree in the garden but still I manage to get like a truck load of plums every year. Big sweet ones or small juicy ones. I make a lot of plum jam and butter and cakes and desserts, but still have enough to freeze a few bags every year. And so every now and then I make this dessert. Actually I think I only ever used some of my frozen plums to make it.

It is really worth trying especially if you like your dessert a bit less sweet from time to time.

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Plum Casserole

Plum Casserole

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Serves: 4-6

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  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 80 g/ 3 oz ladyfingers
  • 700 g/ 24.6 oz plums
  • 40 g/scant ¼ cup sugar
  • 100 ml/ about ½ cup orange juice
  • 40 g/ 1.5 oz butter
  • 40 g/ ¼ icing cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 250 g/ 8.8 oz low fat quark
  • zest of 1 organic lemon
  • 40 g/scant ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons starch
  1. Butter a casserole form. Mix 2 tablespoons sugar with cinnamon and spread all over the buttered casserole.
  2. Crush the ladyfingers coarsely. Pit and quarter the plums. If frozen, let defrost and drain well.
  3. Place ¼ cup sugar and the orange juice in a small pot, bring to a boil and let cook until it becomes syrupy. Add the plums, cover and let cook on low for about 10 minutes. Let cool down a bit.
  4. Preheat the oven: 200 degrees Celsius/ 390 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Separate the eggs. Mix the butter and the icing sugar until creamy. Add the yolks one after another, than add the quark and the lemon zest.
  6. Beat the egg whites and ¼ cup sugar until stiff. Add the starch, incorporate, than fold the egg whites into the butter-quark mixture.
  7. Pour the plums and their syrup into the prepared casserole, sprinkle with the crushed ladyfingers and top with the quark mixture. Use a tablespoon to do that, the quark topping should look like little dumplings.
  8. Bake for about 25 minutes until lightly brown around the edges. Serve immediately.


plum casserole Aromatic Plum Casserole with Lady Fingers and Quark

Plum Casserole


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Ute 02/07/2015 - 13:29

Der leckerste Kuchen der Welt—vielen Dank, Adina, für das wundervolle Rezept!!

A confused baker 01/03/2019 - 17:10

Wtf does it look like when it hasn’t been halfway eaten. Now what do I do ADINA.

Adina 01/03/2019 - 19:01

Well, the second half looks just like the first one. ??


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