I love date squares but find them super sweet, so adjusted my mother-in-law's Matrimonial Bliss recipe to these delicious plum squares.
Crispy bottom crust, gooey plum layer and topped with almond crumble crust.
Preheat oven to 400 F and line an 8x8 cake pan with parchment paper.
1/2 c butter
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c gluten-free flour
1 c rolled oats
1/2 c quinoa flakes
Pinch of salt
Break this up with a pastry knife until crumbly. Pack about 2/3 of this mixture into the bottom of an 8 X 8 pan. Press it down a little so it's even and bake at 400 F for about 20 minutes until starting to brown.
Turn the oven down to 350 F.
Place a single layer of fully defrosted plums cut side down on the crust. (be generous)
To the remaining 1/3 of the oat mixture, add
1/3 c of sliced almonds
1 tsp cinnamon
Spread this topping evenly over the plums.
Place in the oven and bake about 25 - 30 minutes at 350. (if the plums are fresh instead of frozen, you should cook this dessert about 20 minutes longer.)