Monday, May 21, 2012 at 09:29AM
Bill Shane in Desserts

3 ½ cup ripe Michigan purple plums
½ cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1 whole egg
5 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1 cup all purpose flour
3 tablespoon dark rum
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 cup milk

Butter for baking dish.  Remove pits from plums and slice.  Preheat oven to 400 F.  Butter a 9-inch baking dish.  In a large bowl, combine sugar, egg yolk and egg and mix until smooth.  Beat in the melted butter, followed by the flour, rum lemon zest and milk.  The batter should be very smooth – can be made in a blender or food processor.

Arrange plums in the baking dish and pour batter on top.  Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown, lightly puffed and set.  Serve warm with a dusting of powdered sugar and whipped cream, or ice cream.

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