*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                        Flaming Peaches with Custard
 
 Recipe By     : Jo Anne Merrill
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:40
 Categories    : Desserts                         Fruits
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2                    peaches -- halved, cooked
    4      teaspoons     brown sugar
    4                    sugar cubes -- * see note
                         lemon extract OR
                         rum -- ** see note
                         --- Custard sauce: ---
    4                    egg yolks
      1/4  cup           sugar
      1/4  teaspoon      salt
    1 1/2  cups          milk -- scald
    1      teaspoon      vanilla extract
 
 * Use the hard sugar cubes.
 ** Use either the pure lemon extract or the rum.
 
      Soak the sugar cubes in a bit of lemon extract or in rum while preparing
 the sauce. Soak for 15-20 minutes.
      For sauce, beat egg yolks (or use 2 whole eggs instead) in top of double
 boiler. Mix in the 1/4 cup sugar, salt and scalded milk (milk is scalded when
 heated until tiny bubbles form around edges, but do not allow to boil).
      Cook over simmering water, stirring  constantly, until mixture coats
 spoon. Cool quickly. Blend in vanilla. Chill.
      To prepare peaches, place in baking dish cut side up and sprinkle brown
 sugar in hollows of peach halves. Dot with margarine. Broil slowly until sugar
 forms a crust.
      Place a soaked sugar cube in each peach half. Light cubes and bring to
 table flaming. Serve with the custard sauce that has been chilled.
 
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 Serving Ideas : Add raspberries for an elegant touch.
 
 NOTES : Pears can be substituted for the peaches if you wish.
 
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