Plum pops and Stone Fruit Sherbert

img_6812-2Plums abound this week at our local fruit stands. Our own plum tree is raining plums! This Sherbert is a cross between a frozen yogurt and ice cream. Sorry I don’t know what to call it, but my husband decided sherbert was its closest identity! This is a great way to use too ripe fruit that you need to use up. I’m not one to fuss too much in kitchen and love when I can make a couple (or even 4) things out of one recipe for future use. No peeling of fruit involved, and this recipe has double the fruit you need for the sherbert so you can use the puree for popsicles, as a topping, in smoothies, or even baby food!. Our plums and yogurt add a twist on a standard  recipe. The fruit is cooked to render its natural sugars, and maple syrup is added to even further sweeten the deal.

Ingredients:img_6831

Fruit Puree:

  1. 10 ripe plums or a mix of other stone fruit in season, (peaches, apricots, or nectarines)
  2. 1/4 c maple syrup
  3. 1/4 c water

Sherbert Base:

  1. 2 c whole milk
  2. 1 c heavy cream
  3. 1 c yogurt
  4. 1 tbs salt
  5. 6 egg yolks
  6. 2/3 c maple syrup

 

Directions:img_6859

Slice plums in half and remove pit. Place in sauce pan, add water and maple syrup. Simmer and place cover once boiling. Fruit is ready when tender and cooked through, approx 10-15 min. Place mixture in blender when cooled and puree. Use remainder to make plum pops.

Pops: 1 c  puree to 1/2 c water and freeze in Popsicle molds for 4-5 hours, or use as topping to vanilla ice cream, and even baby food!

Place milk, heavy cream, maple syrup and salt into sauce pan. Cook until hot to touch. in bowl whisk egg yolks. Add small amount of heated milk to bowl. Whisk, then add the yokes back to sauce pan and cook an additional 5 min on low until mixture coats the back of spoon. Pour through strainer into bowl, cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. remove and add to ice cream maker. Add fruit puree to ice cream mixture. Follow ice cream mixers directions as far as time. refrigerate for 3-4 hours and serve!img_6883

 

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