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Plum and Black Cherry Tart

August 1, 2010

Seasonal fruit of plums and black cherries are combined in this recipe to create a delicious tart.  Using a large muffin pan, you can bake six individual PLUM AND BLACK CHERRY TARTS.

INGREDIENTS
Crust
1/2 cup almonds, finely chopped
1 1/2 all-purpose flour
1/4 lb butter, 1 stick, cold and cubed
2-3 tablespoon cold water
1/2 cup brown sugar

Filling
4 plums, cut 1/2″ cubes
1 lb black cherries, pitted and cut in halves
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons butter

DIRECTIONS
Crust
1.  In food processor, blend in sugar, flour and almonds.  Add in butter.  Continue to blend on low/ medium and add water one tablespoon at a time until it begins to clump and stick together.  It might require three tablespoons at the most.

2.  Remove dough and  flatten in to a disk.  Wrap in in plastic wrap and refridge for at least one hour.

Filling
1..  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Combine fruit, ginger, cinnamon, lemon juice and one tablespoon of sugar and mix together.  Set aside.

2. Take dough out of plastic wrap and divide into six even balls.  In a six compartment muffin tin,  press dough evenly on the bottom of sides of each.

3.  Spoon fruit into each tart and sprinkle the remaining tablespoon of sugar over each one.  Take the butter and drizzle on top of the sugar.

4.  Bake for 45-55 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

SERVING: 6 | TIME: 1 hour 15 minutes (minus cooling of dough)

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 1, 2010 11:50 AM

    I love these … full of rustic goodness! Gorgeous!

  2. Zoey permalink
    August 1, 2010 11:25 PM

    I’m so excited to try this recipe out…We picked too many berries this weekend!

  3. Debbie permalink
    August 2, 2010 8:03 AM

    looks great-solves the problem of buying mini tartlet pans! and definitely tasted good. perfect summer dessert-not too sweet and just enough tartness.

  4. craig permalink
    August 10, 2010 3:04 PM

    Dee-lish! This is a great dessert for small house-party gatherings. It is a great alternative to apple pie, as it is super with some ginger ice-cream. I highly recommend it!

  5. Domonique permalink
    August 17, 2010 9:22 PM

    If you are not really into desert like me then you will be after you try this!!! The crust is amazing and you get that perfect balance. An absolute must try 🙂

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