Sweet Cheese Patties in Plums and Sauce

This is a wonderful and unusual dessert, that comes from the German food blog Deichrunner’s Kueche:

250 grams or 1 cup (8 ounces) quark or fresh goat cheese

50 grams or ¼ cup ground almonds

50 grams or ¼ cup plain bread crumbs

80 grams or 1/3 cup sugar

2 tsp. vanilla extract

600 grams or 2 ½ cups prune (damson) plums

5 Tbsp. orange juice

1 tsp orange zest

½ tsp cinnamon

30 grams or 3 Tbsp butter

1 Tbsp powdered sugar

Spoon quark or fresh goat cheese into a clean kitchen towel and press to remove excess liquid. Mix together with ground almonds, half of the bread crumbs, ¼ of the sugar and vanilla extract, using the dough hook of your mixer. Mix until it becomes a smooth and even mixture. Put this mixture into the refrigerator for 10 min.

Wash, pit, and halve the plums. Combine orange juice, zest, cinnamon and remaining sugar and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes, then add plums and cook for another 3 – 4 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand while you proceed with the next step.

Using moistened hands, form 8 coin-shaped patties from the cheese mixture, and then roll them in the remaining breadcrumbs. Melt butter in a flat pan, then lay the patties in the butter and brown them on each side for 3 – 4 min. Rewarm the plums, then move the patties to a plate and pour the plums over them. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve immediately.

Preparation time: 40 minutes

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