Plum and almond quick mini desserts

Plum and almond quick mini desserts

By 24/09/2015

When they say that simplicity is best I couldn't agree more.

These mini desserts are straightforward and a good idea for a last minute sweet treat.

The sweetness of the fruit, the nutty texture of the almonds and the perfume of the vanilla make such a simple dessert just so good!

I like the idea of individual puddings: I don't need extra plates to serve them,Β  just aΒ  spoon and anything that saves extra washing up and work is a bonus!

You can use pears, apples or any other fruit you fancy. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar for a pretty finish.


  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 30 minutes
  • Yield : 4



Wash and dry the plums, cut them in half, remove the stone and slice them. Chop the almonds using a processor if you prefer.

sliced plums

Whisk the eggs (kept at room temperature) with the caster sugar until pale and creamy, add the flour, the milk, vanilla essence and the almonds; mix well until all the ingredients are well combined. Make sure there are no lumps.

egg and almond mixture

Grease with butter 4 ovenproof ramekin dishes (use porcelain tea cups if you don't have ramekin dishes) and pour in the mixture. Arrange the plum's slices on top.

putting fruit on top

Sprinkle with brown sugar and bake at 180C or 350FΒ  for about 30 minutes until golden on top.

Plum almond mini cakes

Decorate with powdered sugar.

plums and almonds dessert

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13 Responses to Plum and almond quick mini desserts

  1. Mel

    Oh these look delicious, Alida! I love individual desserts, too! It cuts out the faff of making equal portions, plating it nicely eye. X

    • Alida

      Thank you Mel!

  2. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    I too adore simple yet delicious desserts. These look very beautiful and tasty.

  3. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Ciao Alida,
    I am going to try this on the weekend. So simple but I love the way they look.. Very inviting and a perfect dessert for a night’s treat. I also like the fact you put them in the ramekins. It makes it an individual, delicious, and lovely to look at. Thanks for sharing… Have a wonderful rest of the week…
    Dottie πŸ™‚

    • Alida

      Let me know how they turn out, I am pleased you like them πŸ™‚

  4. Diana

    Love these Alida….and just like you and Mel were saying…the individual servings are not only easy…but so pretty.

    • Alida

      Grazie carissima.

  5. La cucina di Molly

    Sono d’accordo con te, le cose semplici sono le migliori! Ottimo questo dessert di prugne, mi piace molto anche la versione in mono-porzione! Un abbraccio!

  6. speedy70

    Quanto sono golosi ed invitanti questi mini dessert, bravissima!!!

  7. Nathalie Sultana

    Hi Alida these look delicious. Could I use peaches instead?

    • Alida

      Sure you can πŸ™‚

  8. Jennifer

    I’m hoping to try these this week. When you say to chop the almonds in the food processor, what texture am I aiming for? Am I looking for almond flour consistency or something chunkier?

    Thank you!

    • Alida

      I ground the almonds to a chunkier consistency than flour, this gives the cakes a nice nutty bite.

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