Jumbo Popovers With Fresh Plum Butter
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6 Jumbo popovers
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine, melted
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
Fresh Plum Butter
- 4 ripe plums, pitted and chopped (I use Santa Rosa plums)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 dash cinnamon (optional)
- 1 cup butter, at room temperature
To Make Jumbo Popovers:
- Generously grease 6 (6-ounce) custard cups and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, beat all ingredients until smooth.
- Pour into greased cups. Complete now or make ahead.
- (To complete now): Preheat oven to 400F while preparing the batter. Place filled custard cups in a foil-lined jelly-roll pan, to catch any overflow. Bake in preheated oven 40 to 50 minutes or until surface is browned and center is moist, but not gummy. Cut open one popover to test for doneness. Serve hot.
- (To make ahead): Refrigerate batter in custard cups up to 1 hour. Place cups in foil-lined jelly-roll pan. Bake in preheated oven 50 to 60 minutes or until surface is browned and center is moist but not gummy. Serve hot. If desired, freeze baked popovers in an airtight container up to 7 days. To reheat, return to clean custard cups. Preheat oven to 350F and heat 8 to 10 minutes. Makes 6 servings.
To Make Fresh Plum Butter:
- In a blender or food processor fitted with a metal blade, combine plums, powdered sugar (add dash of cinnamon, if using) and butter. Blend until smooth and creamy. Complete now or make ahead.
- (To complete now): Spoon into a serving dish and refrigerate at least 15 minutes. Serve slightly chilled. Use leftovers on toast or muffins the next day.
- (To make ahead): Spoon into a 3-cup container with a tight fitting lid. Refrigerate up to 3 o r 4 days, depending on ripeness of plums. Makes 2 1/2 to 3 cups.
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