Today I am participating again in the Tuesday Tea at Sweetology! If you haven't been over there for a visit you should! Trish comes up with some really yummy looking tea treats! I was so excited to finally use my new Williams Sonoma Mini Tarts Baking Set! I made some adorable plum tarts for my tea today and I couldn't wait to show you how cute they turned out!! I used my pretty pink Vintage Tablecloth with roses and fruit on it.
This is the set. I used puff pastry for the shells instead of pie crust. I didn't grease the pan and the pastries popped right out after baking! They only stuck in the places where the plum juice escaped.
These were the ingredients!
The light was dappled in my front yard.
The plums were good, but tart!!
The plum tarts turned out perfect!!
The recipe for this is easy, and just something I came up with this morning.
Pink Piccadilly Plum Tarts
1 sheet Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry
1/3 cup Smuckers Plum Jam
1 ripe plum (yes, it only took 1!)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Remove one sheet of puff pastry from package and let sit out until it is soft enough to work with. Using a fluted round cookie cutter, cut out as many rounds of puff pastry as you can and place the rounds into a tart pan or mini muffin pan. Prick lightly on the bottoms with a fork and let chill in refrigerator or freezer for 5 minutes. Wash and dry plum, then slice into thin strips, and cut those strips in half. The tarts are small and you need small pieces. Soften the plum jam slightly in the microwave or on stove in saucepan, just enough to loosen it up. Spoon one teaspoon plum jam into all tart rounds, and top with small sections of the sliced plum. Spoon or dab with a pastry brush some more plum jam on tops and sprinkle lightly with demerara sugar. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool 2 minutes in the pan then remove to a wire rack. Enjoy!
I made some Black Raspberry Tea from Stonewall Kitchen. It went really well with the plum tarts!
This tea was really easy to put together and a nice idea when you need something quick!