Perfect Plum Pudding

Cooking and baking with fruits and vegetables that are in season makes a huge difference. I love going to the grocery store on the weekends and looking at all of the beautiful produce that our amazing local farms produce this time of the year. For this recipe, I am shining the spotlight on one of the most underrated fruits: plums.

The plum season is May through October. Plums are related to peaches, cherries, nectarines and even almonds! Who would’ve known that? Not only is the little nut known to be a waistline-friendly snack, they are a member of the prunus family. I learn something new every day!

I found this amazing plum pudding recipe on one of my favorite food sites- Bon Appetit. It is so incredibly easy and delicious! This recipe makes for the perfect Fall dessert or afternoon sweet treat to enjoy with a crisp glass of white wine or cappuccino. I highly recommend it!

For this recipe you will need:

3/4 cup granulated sugar

6 plums, cut into thin wedges

3 large eggs

1 1/2 cups half & half

2 Tbsp anise liqueur (Pernod)

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp kosher salt

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Butter a 9″ x 12″ baking dish and lightly dust with granulated sugar. Arrange the sliced plums in the dish.

In a stand mixer, pulse the eggs and 3/4 cup sugar until the sugar has been dissolved. With the motor running on low, slowly pour the half & half, anise liqueur, and vanilla extract. Slowly add the flour and salt and pulse to combine. Let the custard sit for 10 minutes then pour over the plums.

Bake the pudding for 15 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F and continue to bake the custard for another 20-25 minutes longer. Let the pudding cool before dusting with powdered sugar.

It’s a super easy dessert that suits the Season!

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