• 850 g can Wattie's Black Doris Plums in Syrup, drained
  • 1 ½ cup ground almonds
  • 150 g softened butter
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 1 ½ cup self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup Craig's Black Doris Plum Jam
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • icing sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 160ºC. Line the base of a 23cm loose-bottomed cake tin with baking paper. Halve the Wattie’s Black Doris Plums and remove the stones.
  2. Mix ground almonds, butter, caster sugar, self-raising flour and eggs in a food processor or with electric beaters until the ingredients are combined. Press two thirds of the mixture over the base of the cake tin.
  3. Drop spoonfuls of Craig’s Black Doris Plum Jam over the mixture and then place the plum halves on top.
  4. Dot the remaining shortcake mixture over the plums. Sprinkle over the sliced almonds.
  5. Bake for 55-60 minutes until cooked and golden. Cool in the tin before removing.
  6. Serve dusted with icing sugar.

Made With

Black Doris Plums in Syrup

Generations of Kiwis have loved Black Doris Plums. Wattie’s makes sure this continues, picking only the finest plums from Hawke’s Bay orchards.

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17 Ratings

Reviews (17)

Kay Downie's Rating
Kay Downie's Review | Rating

Can't wait to make this tonight for dessert. Looks yummy.

Sara Keen's Review | Rating

This dessert was far too sickly sweet. The sweetness overpowered the subtle flavours of the almond shortcake flavours. I feel it would have been better made without the jam and just use sweetened tinned fruit.

Deb Lawson's Review | Rating

This dessert was absolutely amazing. The taste was superb. Just add a bit of cream and on my god you will be in heaven.

zelda hett's Review | Rating

just to be real naughty is to add custard with the cream.Zelda

Angelique Lamb's Review | Rating

Excellent recipe. Was a big hit with the family! Will be making again for sure :)

John Prime's Review | Rating

tried this and its awesome

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Alison Bithell's Review | Rating

Could you substitute some of the ground almond for something else? Ground Almonds are very expensive.

Reply from Food in a Minute

Hi Alison,
The ground almonds can be substituted for approx. 1 cup self raising flour – or enough to make a soft dough. Enjoy!

kerry schofield's Review | Rating

can i change the plum jam as its not a favorite in our house to another favor

Reply from Food in a Minute

Hi Kerry - Yes you can substitute for a different flavour jam - apricot or strawberry would work well.

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becky's Review | Rating

This plum shortcake was an amazing texture, very yummy! I made it without the jam which I was pleased I did, as it would of been way too sweet!

becky's Review | Rating

This plum shortcake was an amazing texture, very yummy! I made it without the jam which I was pleased I did, as it would of been way too sweet!

Caroline's Review | Rating

Can't get lovely Watties Black Doris Plums here in Oz so used tinned apples instead. As blackberry and apple go so well together I used blackberry jam on the base substituting the plum jam. Love this recipe and this site. Makes me homesick!

Amy Hitchman's Review | Rating

Yum yum yum, what a great recipe

Deborah Collins's Review | Rating

Made a slight change. It seamed a waste to throw out the plum juice so I added corn flour and microwaved to make a thin jelly and used this instead of jam. This took away some of the sweetness and made it nice and tart