Flaming peaches with custard

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 \N Peaches -- halved, cooked
4 teaspoons Brown sugar
4 \N Sugar cubes -- * see note
\N \N Lemon extract OR
\N \N Rum -- ** see note
4 \N Egg yolks
¼ cup Sugar
¼ teaspoon Salt
1½ cup Milk -- scald
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

CUSTARD SAUCE

* Use the hard sugar cubes. ** Use either the pure lemon extract or the rum.

Soak the sugar cubes in a bit of lemon extract or in rum while preparing the sauce. Soak for 15-20 minutes. For sauce, beat egg yolks (or use 2 whole eggs instead) in top of double boiler. Mix in the ¼ cup sugar, salt and scalded milk (milk is scalded when heated until tiny bubbles form around edges, but do not allow to boil). Cook over simmering water, stirring constantly, until mixture coats spoon. Cool quickly. Blend in vanilla. Chill. To prepare peaches, place in baking dish cut side up and sprinkle brown sugar in hollows of peach halves. Dot with margarine. Broil slowly until sugar forms a crust. Place a soaked sugar cube in each peach half. Light cubes and bring to table flaming. Serve with the custard sauce that has been chilled.

Recipe By : Jo Anne Merrill

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