Purple Plum Swirls

Course : Pastries
Serves: 12
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Ingredients:

2 cups purple prune plums -- chopped
1 Cup sugar
1/4 cup walnuts -- chopped
1 teaspoon lemon peel -- grated
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 large egg -- beaten
2/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon butter -- softened
 

Preparation / Directions:

1. Combine plums, 1/4 cup sugar, walnuts, lemon peel and cinnamon; set aside. 2. Sift together flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder and salt; cut in shortening until mixture resembles cornmeal. 3. Combine egg and milk; add to dry ingredients, stirring just to blend. 4. Turn out on floured surface; knead gently several times. 5. Roll dough to a 9 x 12-inch rectangle; spread with butter. 6. Spoon plum filling evenly over surface; roll up as for jelly roll and seal edge. 7. Cut in 12 slices and place in buttered muffin cups; bake in preheated 425 F. oven 20 minutes. Serve warm.


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