Pear and plum puddings 

Pear and plum puddings

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Difficulty:moderate
Preparation:30 min
Ready in:45 min
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Ingredients

For servings

0.83 cupsbutter
0.83 cupssugar
2 ½ teaspoonsvanilla extract
5eggs
3 ⅛ cupsAll purpose flour
2 ½ teaspoonsBaking powder
5 tablespoonscream
27 ½ ouncesPlum
For the pears
25small Pear
5 tablespoonsPear brandy
1 ¼lemons juice
5 tablespoonsVanilla sugar
In addition
butter (for the dishes)
All purpose flour (for the dishes)

Directions

1 Peel the pears and put into a pan. Add the lemon juice, vanilla sugar and enough water just to cover the pears. Heat slowly and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Then remove from the heat, add the pear schnapps and leave to cool.
2 Stone and dice the plums. Separate the eggs and mix the sugar, egg yolks, cream, flour, baking powder, butter and vanilla extract to a smooth mixture. Beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks and fold into the mixture.
3 Divide the mixture between the buttered and floured baking dishes. Press a pear into the middle of each and put a few pieces of plum around the pear, pressing them in lightly.
4 Bake in a preheated oven (175°C) for about 15 minutes. Serve in the dishes, warm or cold.
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