Yesterday I found some oddly shaped plums that I was too curious about not to take home. One of the local produce farmers who's always at the veryyy end of the market sells all of these vibrant fruits and vegetables weekly, so I wanted to try these plums piled up amongst the apples and peaches at their booth!
Well my track record with trial runs on desserts as of late should've eluded to the fact that it wasn't going to end well. Needless to say, the springform pan was not air tight, and liquid sugar came seeping through the pan, dripping to the bottom of the oven, just in time for the smoke detector to go off.
...Okay maybe that has nothing to do with the temperature cooling down, but I'll make any excuse to eat a warm fruity dessert.
Have you guys doctored up recipes you've found online or from some awesome bloggers that you can't live without now? Any happy mistakes? Please share!
Have a great start to the week everyone!
5 large soft plums
6 tablespoons softened butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
zest from 1/2 a lemon (or 1 teaspoon lemon extract)
1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease a 9x9 inch pan with butter or none stick spray
1. Cut the plums into quarters, removing the pit from each, and place them in your pan and set aside.
2. In your stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy on medium speed. Beat in eggs one at a time, then add the sour cream, vanilla, and lemon zest.
3. Sift together the flour and baking powder. Pour into the wet mixture and mix on medium to high speed until combined. Pour mixture over top of plums and smooth out. Set in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick can be inserted and come out clean. Cool, or serve warm with ice cream or a dusting of powdered sugar.