Plums in flaming vodka

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Sugar
½ cup Water
1 teaspoon Finely diced fresh ginger
2 pounds Fresh plums, halved and pitted
3 tablespoons Vodka
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 teaspoon Almond extract

I'm not making this one up either -- it's from the San Antonio cookbook, Flavors.

In a large saucepan, combine, sugar, water, and ginger and bring to a boil.

Lower heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until sugar is completely dissolved. Add plums to syrup and cook 6-10 minutes, or until plums are tender but firm. Remove with a slotted spoon to a heat-resistant serving dish. Boil down sugar syrup until slightly reduced, pour over plums, and cool to room temperature. When ready to serve, put vodka, vanilla, and almond extract in a saucepan, bring almost to a simmer, and ignite. Pour over plums and run for your life, oops, I mean, "and serve".

Good with a dollop of whipped cream. Serves 6-8. Posted to FOODWINE Digest 27 Jun 97 by Lyn Belisle <belisle@...> on Jun 28, 1997

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