One of my indulgences includes a subscription to Everyday Food Magazine. I love the ideas, tips, and recipes in this magazine. I found this recipe last summer in one of the editions and instantly knew I wanted to try it out. An instant hit I tell you. I seem to only make this when we are at the cabin. Not sure why but that is just the way it happens.
|Last summer's plum custard was a complete hit!!|
The original recipe is a Raspberry Custard but I have actually never used raspberries to make it. Raspberries never last long enough to cook with around here....we just eat them. Yup....stand in the garden and eat them. It is a wonder they actually ever make it into the house!!
|Ahh dessert at the cabin....relaxing no matter what!|
Sorry, I was rambling there....Plums work so well, strawberries, any soft fruit or berry will work.
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup milk
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups soft fruit or berry of your choice (or a mixture!)
Melt butter in a pie plate (or cast iron skillet).
Place everything but the fruit and 1 tbsp of sugar into the blender and give it a whir.
Oh....why yes....there IS duct tape holding the blender together.
A word about the cabin blender....it is a well loved plastic jar blender that used to be my sister's. It was once dropped....the poor thing cracked a little.
Thank goodness there is always duct tape around! That duct tape has been holding this blender together for ages...it just keeps holding on!!
It still blends, even makes an amazing daiquiri!!
Swirl the melted butter around the pan and pour the rest of it into the blender and whir it all up again until the batter is smooth.
Spread the fruit out in the pan evenly.
|A combo of strawberries, peach, plum, blueberries.....|
Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tbsp sugar over the entire custard.
Pop it all into the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. The custard will puff up a bit and be set in the middle. Feel free to throw the broiler on for a couple of minutes to brown up the top....just watch it carefully!!
Until next time, stay warm and eat well!