Monday, August 27, 2012

Puffed Double Plum Tart

I started this blog to document baking through Dorie Greenspan's Baking from My Home to Yours.  I'm down to the last handful of recipes!

Today I baked the Puffed Double Plum Tart.  I hadn't gotten around to this recipe because it requires fresh plums and plum season is short.  Last week I bought some lovely plums at the local farm market and so here we go!

This recipe uses fresh plums in addition to prunes which have been simmered in a delicious sauce consisting of red wine, orange zest, orange juice, a cinnamon stick and a bit of sugar.

You roll out puff pastry, smear on a little butter and sprinkle with not-too-much sugar.

The tart bakes up beautifully!

And tastes great, too!  A wonderful pre-birthday treat.

And now I have only 8 more recipes to bake in the book:
  1. Mrs. Vogel's Scherben (p. 157)
  2. Parisian Apple Tartlet (p. 319)
  3. Depths of Fall Butternut Squash Pie  (p. 328)
  4. Rosy Poached Pear and Pistachio Tart (p. 370)
  5. Honey Almond Fig Tart (p. 373)
  6. Creme Brulee (p. 393)
  7. Floating Islands (p. 401)
  8. Chocolate Souffle (p. 406)