I’m not too crazy about plums. The sour fruit and skin just doesn’t mix well with me (though there are other sour fruits I enjoy). I do love pluots though, which is a hybrid of a plum and apricot. It looks like a plum, but is much sweeter. I found myself with too many plums and pluots and decided to bake with some of them. I figured the sweetness of the pluots would counteract the sourness of the plums.
I’ve been seeing recipes for fruit buckles, mainly blueberry buckles. I’ve never made a buckle before but all the pictures I’ve seen look so yummy. So I decided to take a blueberry buckle recipe from allrecipes.com submitted by JBS Box which got great reviews and turn it into a plum & pluot buckle.
The recipe was pretty easy to follow. It reminded me a lot of my batter for strawberry and blueberry muffins. The sweetness of the batter helped make the sour plums more enjoyable. This tasted great warm with some vanilla ice cream. I love the pink flesh of the pluots inside this buckle.
Here is the recipe I used, inspired by JBS Box’s recipe:
Plum & Pluot Buckle
For the Cake
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup plums cut into small pieces
- 1 cup pluots cut into small pieces
For the Topping
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup butter softened
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease one 8x8 inch pan.
- Cream together 3/4 cup sugar, shortening, and egg. In a separate bowl mix together 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir into sugar mixture, alternating with milk. Stir in plums and pluots. Pour into greased 8x8 inch pan.
- To make topping: Combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter. Sprinkle over cake batter. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.