Delicious. That about sums up these light & fruity treats. My friend/neighbor has a giant plum-tree in her yard and gave me a bag full of ripe plums to do with as I please. After making some plum & mixed fruit popsicle for the little one (which were a huge hit!) I decided to make a quick and easy dessert that kept the plums in their most natural state possible; individual tarts.
Ingredients (serves 12):
1 package – Phylo Dough
8 fresh Plums
1/2 cup Blueberries
Zest of 2 Limes
1/2 cup Blackberry Jam ( Sub any preferred jam )
1 Egg – beaten
1/4 cup Sugar
2 tbsp Unsalted Butter
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Let the Phylo dough thaw out completely as it is quite fragile and will crack easily. Once it is thoroughly thawed, roll it out flat. I wanted these tarts to be thick so I used all of the layers. I cut up the dough into 12 squares – as close in shape & size as possible. This left about 1/4 of the dough as extra because the piece was too narrow to use. In order to keep each of the dough layers intact I melted the butter and brushed a small amount in-between each layer for each square. Place all 12 squares on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Warm the jam (it helps to thin it and make it easier to brush on) and brush a small amount onto each stack of dough sticking to the center and leaving about 1/4″ of dough around the center without the jam.
Slice the plums into 6 wedges each. You want them thick enough to bake well and soften but not too thin that they just become mush. Put at least 4 slices on each tart – more if they’re small slices. Rinse & dry the blueberries and place around the plum slices making sure that they’re on the jam in order to keep them in place. Zest 2 limes and sprinkle on top of each tart.
Beat the egg and brush on the edges of the tart. Sprinkle the sugar on the sides on top of the egg.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes. You want the sides to be a nice golden brown, puffy, and the fruit to have softened a bit.
These delicious tarts are perfectly yummy as they are, however, you could definitely compliment them with a little vanilla ice cream a la mode if you desire!