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"A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch." - James Beard


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tart of the Month - Plum with Honey & Black Pepper

I know I've been taking the easy route with these tarts of the month, but this is the easiest one of all!  Just a few ingredients make a sweet and sour tart an a sprinkling of Maldon salt and black pepper add a savoury twist.

This recipe is from Bon Appetit and makes six tarts.  They look and taste fancy enough for company but they only take a few minutes to throw together and bake.

Here's what you need:

1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 pound red or yellow plums
1/4 cup sugar
freshly cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon honey
flaky sea salt

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  Place the puff pastry on parchment paper and use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut it into six equal squares.  

Place the parchment on a baking sheet and poke the squares all over with a fork.

Pit and slice the plums.

Spread the plums over the puff pastry leaving a small 1/2 inch border around the outside.

Sprinkle the sugar over the plums, then sprinkle with black pepper.

Bake them in the oven for 25 minutes, turning the tray halfway through baking.

Remove the tarts from the oven and drizzle with honey.

Sprinkle with sea salt and serve warm or at room temperature.

So easy and delicious.  This is a great way to use up any summer fruit - try it with apricots or peaches too!

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