I am lucky to have fruit trees at my apartment. Right now my plum tree is pluming so started to eat them. I have to consume as many as possible because if I don't the local wood rat will. Which isn't a problem except my dog keeps trying to attack him and I don't want to deal with that. But after eating a dozen plums they started losing their deliciousness. So I have started a hunt to figure out what to do with these plums that doesn't involve canning because I haven't figured out that process. So I stumbled upon this recipe for a rustic plum tart. Here is the product:
An up close and personal shot:
So I ask you my fellow Craftsters, "What can I do with all these plums?"
Thanks in advance!
The tart was yummy! Here is the recipe:
1 1/3 cups flour
2 TBLS sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cups chilled butter
1/4 cup cream cheese
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 TBLS ice water
1 1/2 pounds plums
2/3 cup sugar
3 TBLS cornstarch
1 tsp zest from above lemon
Preheat oven to 400
Butter a 10 inch pie plate
Mix flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor
Cut the butter and cream cheese into one inch cubes
Drop cubes into food processor and pulse until it turns into pea sized clumps
Mix in lemon juice and water until dough starts to form
Form dough into a ball and flatten out into a disk
Wrap in plastic an refrigerate until ready to roll
Cut the plums into 1/2 inch thick wedges minus the pits into a medium sized bowl, about 5 cups
Sift sugar and corn starch over plums, add lemon peel and mix well, set aside
Lightly flour a clean dry surface and roll out dough into a 14 inch circle
Place dough into pan and add plum mixture into the middle
Fold over dough towards the middle
Bake at 400 for 15 mins
Turn down oven to 350 and bake for another 30-60 min, until crust is browned and juices are bubbling
Cool on a wire rack for 30 mins
Eat warm, yum, yum, yum!
The tart is tart! So add more sweetener if you like. If you are feeling daring yo can add some other spices like cinnamon or ginger to the mix. I think when I make this again I make a crumb top to contrast with tart tart.
Thanks for all the suggestions for my plum usage!