Thursday, August 25, 2016

Summer Plum Bars




There have been some ripe, juicy plums in my fruit bowl for a few days just crying out for use in baking. I just love using fresh summer fruit to bake something sweet. It was also a rainy day, another one of my triggers for getting in the kitchen. Is there anything more cozy, as summer winds down, than an afternoon in the kitchen, with dark skies, rain falling outside and something delicious in the oven?

These bars are so easy to put together; just the basic ingredients, but the tartness of the plums make the flavor something special. I think the slices of the plums and their vibrant color make these bars look so pretty on a plate and a simple dusting of powdered sugar adds that final special touch. I must admit, I couldn't wait to enjoy one with an afternoon cup of tea.


Summer Plum Bars

2 eggs

1/2 cup sugar (I used Truvia equivilent)

3/4 cup flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup vegatable oil

1/2 tsp vanilla

2 small or 1 large plum, sliced

Powdered sugar

Spray 8x8 pan with cooking spray. Whisk flour and baking soda together in a small bowl. In a large bowl use a mixer to beat eggs and sugar on medium high speed until pale and fluffy (3 minutes). Add oil and vanilla and beat on medium high another 2 minutes. Add flour mixture in 2 stages and mix on low until just combined. Fold in sliced plums and spread evenly in prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool completely then sprinkle generously with powdered sugar. Enjoy!

Happy Thursday!


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  1. This looks delicious and I love that you used the Truvia instead of sugar!

  2. These looks so yummy! Plums aren't my family's favorite. I think I will try this with peaches. Have you tried any other fruit?

  3. I just love plums and haven't had any in ages and ages. Now they are on my shopping list!! Yum!

  4. This looks so enticing ♥

  5. This is different, I've never made anything with plums and I LOVE them. Do you just slice around the pit?

    Can't wait to try!


  6. Hi again, Vicki. Not finding a way to Pin. :(


  7. I don't do plum... but you make it look soooo good!!!

  8. Just when I am at my hungriest I stumble onto your Plum yummy . . .
    I might have to try this . . . SOON!

  9. These sound so good! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.


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