German Plum Rolls (Zwetschgenschnecken)

German Plum Rolls (Zwetschgenschnecken)

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"In Germany, cakes made with plum are very popular. This variation can be made as either a whole cake or as individual 'tarts.' I call them 'rolls' due to their appearance. They are very delicious on a Sunday fall afternoon with a hot cup of tea! They're best when still warm and served with whipped cream!"
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1 h 30 m servings 499 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 499 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 24.9 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 62.7g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 8.8 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 618 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 10-inch springform pan.
  2. Place a skillet over medium-high heat. Toast the almonds in the hot skillet until they turn brown; set aside to cool.
  3. Combine the cream cheese, milk, oil, salt, sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl. Mix in the flour and baking powder; knead together until smooth. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface, and roll the dough into a 20-inch square. Spread the plum butter, plums, and toasted almonds over the dough. Roll the dough up tightly like a jelly roll. Cut into 12 even slices. Arrange rolls in prepared pan. Brush butter over top of the rolls.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, 40 to 55 minutes.


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Very nice - this turned out quite delicious. I think the recipe has mistake, though, since 1/4 cup of baking powder is a LOT!! I used only 1 tsp. I also accidentally used too little of the cream...

We like to try German recipes and enjoyed this one. A few thoughts about it: 1) I figured that the typo for 1/4 cup baking powder probably meant 1/4 tsp. 2) Next time I would beat the cream che...

It's really delicious!

Delicious! Didn't have plum butter, so used peach butter (any complementary jam will do). 1/2'ed the recipe and only used 1/4 t baking soda. Baked them in a round cake pan. They are perfect with...

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