Puff Pastry Plum Tarts

Until this week, I’d never actually used puff pastry. I think I assumed it was hard to work with, but at least here, where all you really have to do is unfold it and put things on it…um, yeah, it’s really that simple, and the delicious, crisp flaky layers await!

I feel like this would be nice for a small dinner party, because it looks a bit fancy, tastes great, and requires very little hands-on time. Could always serve it warm with some vanilla ice cream, cuz why not?

Ingredients:

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 medium red plums, pitted and cut into 1/2″ wedges

Let the puff pastry thaw at room temperature approximately 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Stir together the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.

Unfold the puff pastry and cut into 3 pieces along the folds. Place on the parchment-lined pan. Brush some of the butter on each of the pieces of puff pastry, using up about half of it between the three. Sprinkle some of the cinnamon sugar over each of the pieces of puff pastry, using up about half of it between the three.

Don’t currently have a sheet pan, so 2 9x13s it is…

Place the plum slices down the center of the puff pastry, overlapping them to leave clear space along the ends and sides. Brush the plums with the remaining butter, and sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar.

Bake 20 minutes, or until the pastry is puffed and golden brown.

Let cool on the pan 5 minutes, then serve warm or transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Farm stand plums, you are a success!

Puff Pastry Plum Tarts

From Serious Eats, who will also tell you how to make puff pastry from scratch.

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 medium red plums, pitted and cut into 1/2″ wedges

Let the puff pastry thaw at room temperature approximately 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Stir together the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.

Unfold the puff pastry and cut into 3 pieces along the folds. Place on the parchment-lined pan. Brush some of the butter on each of the pieces of puff pastry, using up about half of it between the three. Sprinkle some of the cinnamon sugar over each of the pieces of puff pastry, using up about half of it between the three.

Place the plum slices down the center of the puff pastry, overlapping them to leave clear space along the ends and sides. Brush the plums with the remaining butter, and sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar. Bake 20 minutes, or until the pastry is puffed and golden brown. Let cool on the pan 5 minutes, then serve warm or transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

 

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About sparecake

My name's Corinne, and I like cake, cookies, and chocolate! Also, non-c-things such as ponies, Star Trek, and biking. I write a food blog and a blog about life, wide open spaces, and museum work. Nice to meet you!
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