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Rustic Plum Tart

Rustic Plum Tart

It’s that time of year when the fruit is in season!  I love a good dessert, especially if I can use what I grow!  This tart is so simple to make and very tasty!

Recipe

For the Crust:

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup yellow corn meal

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces

In a food processor blend the flour, corn meal, sugar and salt.  Add the butter and pulse until mixtures resembles coarse meal.  Add/pulse about 2-4 tablespoons cold water until just combined.  Wrap dough in plastic and chill for 30 minutes.

For the Filling:

1 1/2 lbs. black or red plums, pitted and sliced into 1/4 inch thick pieces (about 6 plums)

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon flour

Mix ingredients together in a bowl.  Roll dough out into a circle shape about 1/4 inch thick on a well floured surface.  Place plum mixture in the center and start to roll the edges in, overlapping as you go, allowing the center to stay open.  Carefully, with a large spatula transfer the pie onto a rimmed cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Put back into the fridge and heat the oven to 400 degrees.  Just before baking sprinkle pie with sugar and cinnamon if desired and cook for 45 minutes.  Allow to slightly cool and serve warm or at room temp with whip cream or ice cream!

 

Emily Saddler

Emily is a Master Gardener, wife of a professional landscape contractor, Mom of 4 cute kids, Yoga instructor and very passionate advocate of organic home-grown food! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Suburban Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients and her escapades as the keeper of both backyard chickens and honeybees!

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