I wasn’t quite sure what to call this. It’s not a pie and it’s not a tart and it’s not really a gallette, so it’s a puffy pastry thing filled with plums. We got a big bag of prune plums from the CSA last week. I have no experience with prune plums and the farm’s email said they are best for baking so I did what I always do when I want to experiment with baking and turned to Pinterest! My process goes something like this. Go to Pinterest. Enter ingredient into search bar. Read 5-7 recipes that catch my eye. Make up my own thing based on the recipes I read.
So what I ended up making was this:
What you’ll need:
2 sheets of frozen puff pastry
5-8 prune plums (depending on size)
2 tbsp flour
2-4 tbsp sugar (I used 2 but I’ll be using a little bit more next time.)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Egg wash made with a few teaspoons of water whisked with one egg and a dash of salt.
Thaw the puff pastry on parchment paper-lined cookie sheets and preheat the oven to 375f.
Mix together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium-sized bowl.
Pit and slice the prunes. Slices that are a bit thicker work well, but not wedges.
Toss the plum slices in the flour/sugar mixture until well coated.
Place the plum slices onto the middle of the thawed puff pastry. I just folded up the edges around the outside so that they were thicker, but not over the plums, and pinched the ends into a sort of boat shape. It seemed like the way to go, but I think any shape will work well. Brush the pastry with the egg wash. I don’t have a pastry brush (looks like a trip to Sur la Table is in order) so I just dipped my fingers into the wash and then smeared it all over the exposed pastry. It worked.
Pop them in the oven and bake for about 30-35 minutes. My oven is sort of funky so I just watched closely and took them out when the pastry was golden brown and the plums looked cooked.
They were delicious! The husband felt they could have used a bit more sugar, but he still ate two pieces. Brady thought they were perfect just as they were. Next time I might add a bit more sugar or sprinkle some brown sugar over the plum mixture at the end. It would be awesome with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, but we tend to avoid those around here since Declan can’t have them. Of course Declan decided he wouldn’t try it (more for the rest of us, ha!), but overall it was a big hit.
It had been awhile since I shared a recipe so I thought it was time. Oh and Declan’s first day went great. Except that he didn’t cry and then I felt a little hurt about the lack of crying like a big baby myself. Tomorrow we try the new (and first ever!) sitter and then it’s day two of school. Wish us luck! At least we have a yummy dessert waiting when we get home.