Recipe by Brynie Greisman

Almond Custard Plum Bars

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Parve Parve
Medium Medium
16 Servings
55 Minutes

Fresh plums star in this delicious cake. Paired together with crunchy almonds and a hint of orange, the flavor is very refreshing and summery. Last time I made it, I gave most of it away because I kept “straightening” out the pieces and snipping the corners just one more time….



  • 1 and 1/2 cups flour

  • 2/3 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup ground almonds

  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest

  • 1/2 cup minus 1 tablespoon oil


  • 3 eggs

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour

  • 1/3 cup ground almonds

  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest

  • 1/2 teaspoon Haddar Baking Powder

  • 10–12 Santa Rosa plums (4 cups), sliced


  • 1/3 cup sugar

  • 1/4 cup flour

  • 2 tablespoons oil

  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds


Make the Plum Bars


Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius). In the bowl of a mixer, combine the crust ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into a greased 9×13-inch baking dish. (This can also be done in an 8×12-inch pan for higher bars or a 10×15-inch for lower ones.) Bake for 15 minutes.


Meanwhile, prepare filling. Beat eggs and sugar until thick and lemon colored, about five minutes. Stir in flour, almonds, orange zest, and baking powder.


When crust is finished baking, arrange plums in an even layer over it. Pour custard mixture over plums.


Combine sugar, flour, and oil for topping and sprinkle over filling. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with sliced almonds. Return to oven and bake an additional 10–15 minutes.  


If you prefer a drier, more cake-like texture in the filling, use a full 2/3 cup flour.

Make the Plum Bars

Yields 1 9×13-inch pan.

Almond Custard Plum Bars

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Esther Steinfeld
Esther Steinfeld
1 year ago

what can i use instead of orange zest?