Good Morning! Here at Heart and Home we love to bake.
It's the perfect time of year to make fabulous Plum Tartlets!
Wash, pit and cut Italian plums into sixths
gather your other ingredients
mix and stir, cut and press,
chop, grate and assemble
bake, wait, ahhh - the aroma is wonderful....
Finally, it's time to enjoy!
These tarts are delicious for breakfast, tea-time, or dessert with vanilla ice cream.
Italian plums (sometimes called prune plums) stay firm during baking
and are tart and juicy. They maintain their rich deep plum color (no, these aren't burnt - the skin just photographed very dark!)
The recipe follows, I hope you'll bake some and save me one for later!
Italian Plum Tartlets:
Kuchen Pie Shell:
1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter or reg. margarine, softened
1/3 cup sugar
Sift flour and baking powder into medium bowl. With mixer or back of spoon (I use pastry blender) blend in butter until smooth. In medium bowl, beat egg until frothy, Gradually beat in sugar and salt, beating until thick and lemon-colored. Add to flour mixture, mixing until smooth. Press dough evenly over bottom and sides of tartlet pans (or use one 9" tart pan). (dough is sticky, I spray my hands with Pam first) Refrigerate until ready to fill.
1 1/2 lbs Italian plums
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange peel
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Wash plums, cut into quarters for large tart pan, sixths for small tartlet pans. Remove pits. Arrange plums on unbaked kuchen shell, sprinkle with granulated sugar and orange peel.
Bake 15 minutes, reduce oven temp. to 350 degrees F, bake 45 minutes longer.
Remove from oven, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Serve warm, with light cream, vanilla ice cream, or whipped cream. Or eat one right away, all by itself, while standing over kitchen sink!! Yum.
I hope you enjoy my contribution to this week's Foodie Friday, hosted by Designs by Gollum. If you try the recipe I'd love to hear how they turned out for you.
Remember: Come back on Monday for details on my fabulous blogger giveaway!!
Until next time,