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Belgian Plum Flan

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Description Edit

Nothing to add to this very delicious tasting recipe, one of the most enjoyable desserts after the main dish !

Ingredients Edit

  • 1 x 20cm/8-inch Sweet Shortcrust Pastry Flan case
  • 300ml/10fl.oz. water
  • 2-3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 450g/1lb Fresh Ripe Plums, halved and stoned

Crème Patissière Edit

Glaze Edit

Directions Edit

  1. Place the water and caster sugar in a large saucepan, bring to the boil, stirring then add the plums and mix well.
  2. Reduce the heat and cook for 5-10 minutes until the plums are just tender but still in tact.
  3. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl beat together the granulated sugar and egg yolks until pale and thick.
  5. Whisk in the flour until smooth.
  6. Gradually add the boiling milk in a steady stream, whisking constantly.
  7. Transfer to a saucepan and slowly heat to near boiling point, stirring constantly.
  8. Continue to cook for a further 2 minutes stirring all the time.
  9. Remove from the heat, beat in the butter and vanilla extract then stand the saucepan in cold water and continue to stir until cooled.
  10. Once cold, pour the creme into the pastry case then arrange the plums (cut sides down) in the filled case.
  11. The tops of the plums should stand above the crème. Set aside.
  12. In a small saucepan, melt the jam with the lemon juice over a low heat mixing well.
  13. Brush the apricot mixture over the top of the plums to glaze them then set aside to get completely cold before serving.

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