Well Fall has finally arrived and I am sure most of us are
thankful for that. It has been a long hot summer.
I plan on making this wonderful recipe for
dessert tonight and thought I would share it.
Italian Prune Plums are in season right now and are so delicious. I remember my Mother
making Plum Dumplings with them.
6 tablespoons white sugar, divided
14 Italian prune plums, halved and pitted
1 1/3 cup milk
2/3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons confectioner's sugar
Preheat oven to 375° Butter a 10" pie plate, and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of sugar over the bottom
Arrange the plum halves, cut side down, so that they cover the entire bottom of the pie plate. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of sugar over the top of the plums. In a blender, combine the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar, eggs, milk, flour, lemon zest, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Process until smooth, about 2 minutes. Pour over the fruit in the pan.
Bake for 50- 60 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm and lightly browned.
Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.
Dust with confectioners sugar before serving.