8 oz Shortcrust pastry
1 lb Greengages, washed, halved
1 ds Sugar, optional
2 Eggs, beaten
1 pt Single cream
Set oven to 400/F or Mark 6. Line a 7 inch flan dish with the pastry
and bake blind for l0 minutes. Arrange the greengages, cut side down,
in the pastry case, and 5prinkle with the sugar, if desired. Beat the
eggs and cream together, and strain over the greengages. Cook for 30
to 35 minutes or until the filling is golden and puffed up. Serve
wazrm with extra cream, if desired.
In the 18th century, Sir William Gage planted some unknown plum trees
in the orchard of his estate near Bury Saint Edmunds. They produced
delicious yellow green fruit that became known as Green Gages plums,
later corrupted to Greengage.