Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Plum Tart

My friend Elizabeth (who is an accomplished baker) made this for us. I ate three pieces and I am still thinking about it. In Colombia they have a wonderful, small, sour plum that we have been enjoying, and this dish works perfectly with it. I wish I had a picture, because it was so pretty too. Yum.

Jen, here's the recipe for the plum crumble. It's for a 9 inch pie plate. I found I didn't have enough topping, so I used another half as much topping. But I didn't increase the butter...in fact, I only used 6 T. Also, since I don't have ground/carmelized ginger, I just grated some fresh. Enjoy!
Elizabeth

For the plums:
2 Tbsp. lightly packed brown sugar
1 ½ Tbsp. all-purpose flour
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground ginger
2 Tbsp. finely chopped crystallized ginger
12 to 14 Italian prune plums, halved and pitted

For the topping:
Scant ¾ cup granulated sugar (about 4 to 4 ½ ounces)
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. kosher salt
1 egg, beaten well
7 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

Position a rack in the center of your oven, and preheat the oven to 375°F.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the seasoning for the plums: the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, ginger, and crystallized ginger. Add the plums, and gently stir to coat. Arrange the plums skin side up in an ungreased deep 9-inch pie plate.

In another medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients for the topping: the granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to blend well. Add the egg. Using your hands, mix thoroughly, squeezing and tossing and pinching handfuls of the mixture, to produce moist little particles. Sprinkle evenly over the plums.

Spoon the butter evenly over the topping, and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the top is browned and the plums yield easily when pricked with toothpick. Cool.

Serve crumble warm or at room temperature, with crème fraîche, thick yogurt, or unsweetened whipped cream.

Yield: about 6 servings

Note: To reheat leftovers, it’s best to do it slowly, in an oven set to 300 degrees.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds WONDERFUL! Is it from Simply in Season???

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