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Baked Plums

October 13, 2016
My friend Lisa has a plum tree which produced massive amounts of fruit this year.  An easy way to get rid of it all was to sweeten them up, bake them, then add a scope of ice cream.  This recipe could be adopted for any stone fruit (a fruit with pit in it).
This recipe calls for “star anise” which I had never heard before.  It comes from the fruit of the Illicium verum evergreen tree grown in the Vietnam and southwest China area.  The star anise oil is very fragrant and similar flavor to fennel and licorice.
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Chill Time: 5 min
Total Time: 55 min
Yield: 4-6 servings
Taste: Good
8 plums
3 star anise
Dusting of cinnamon
1-2 tablespoons brown sugar (depending on sweetness of plums)
2 tablespoons butter
1) Preheat oven to 375 deg F.  Lightly butter the bottom of the baking dish.
2) Half plums, removing pit.  Place plums in baking dish cut side up. Sprinkle sugar, small cubes of butter, and star anise over plums.
3) Bake at 375 for 35 minutes until plums are soft.  Let sit for 5 min before serving.  Remove star anise.
4) Serve over vanilla ice cream and vanilla whipped cream.
Source: Lisa’s Kitchen

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