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Friday, September 10, 2010

Plum Tart with Streusel Topping



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...We do our green market loop every weekend when farm stands are open. The trail begins in the produce section of our Saturday Market and then heads past the city limits to farms, where we can actually measure the growth of food from one week to the next. The weekly run for provisions usually works well, but I occasionally find fruits and vegetables ganging up on me. This week I had to deal with surplus corn and plums before new stores could be brought in. I decided to use the plums to make a tart, and because I was using red and blue varieties of varying sweetness, I thought it best to use a streusel topping to assure they would not be too tart when baked. Even with that, you'll find this to be a just sweet tart and scheduling trumpet practice following dessert would be unwise. In order to proceed you will need pastry for a one crust pie. Homemade is, of course, best, but use whatever is easiest and most convenient for you. This dessert is about the plums, not the pastry. This is really easy to do and if you are fond of European desserts you'll love this tart tart. It is very juicy and I think it's best served warm. Here's the recipe.

Plum Tart wit Streusel Topping...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite, inspired by The Cookworks

Ingredients:

Pastry for 1 9-inch tart or pie pan
8 large purple plums, pitted and thinly sliced
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Streusel Topping
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a pie or tart pan with pastry. Set aside.
2) Toss plums with brown sugar and cinnamon. Pile plum mixture into pastry shell.
3) Combine flour, sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. Cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles cornmeal. Sprinkle streusel evenly over plums.
4) Bake for 20 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for 20 minutes longer. Serve warm. Yield: 6 to 8 servings.

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57 comments :

Ginny said...

The trumpet practice is funny! The colors in this are wonderful and vibrant!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

the plum tart looks so pretty, I love the streusel topping too.

aipi said...

Plum tart looks beyond amazing..the streusel topping is fab..will love to try it out sometime!!

US Masala

Lynda said...

It looks quite tempting Mary-I haven't had a plum tart in years, so this is bookmarked.
I too, have lots of produce to use up. I always buy too much when visiting the farmers market. I'm glad I have a large freezer!
Have a great weekend.

Silence Sings said...

Looks gorgeous....
BTW THanks a lot for the birthday wish....That means a lot to me...

Monet said...

I don't think that streusel topping could look any better! I just bought a lovely plum today, so I'm sure they would be delicious in this dessert!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Who doesn't love a good streusel topping. YUM.

fondly,
Glenda

~Dana said...

Anything with streusel has my full attention! This looks fabulous!

Cherine said...

Gorgeous tart!!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Mary this is perfect for your Autumn! I love the streusel topping. You lucky thing having access to markets...I'm trekking out to them tomorrow.

Fritz said...

This tarte looks great!
In Bavaria it is a national dish and we have a funny word for it: Datschi.

penny aka jeroxie said...

Here I am munching on a green apple and looking at this. torturous.

patissierement-votre said...

I LOVE plums, especially the 'mirabelles' which are very small yellow and sweet plum that are only grown in Lorraine (France), YUMMY recipe

Priya said...

Woww, very delicious and wonderful looking tart..yummy!

The Words Crafter said...

Yippee, I can do this one!!! And I simply adore streusel over nearly any fruit. Thank you for sharing this!

Happy Friday!

Κάθαρσις said...

Mouthwatering! I have to try it (some delicious plums, from my aunt's garden, are coming my way!).

Sweet Artichoke said...

Hi,
It is my first time on your very nice blog! This plum tart looks fantastic! The streusel topping sounds delicious!

Nina Timm said...

I think making a crumble before winter departs, would be great. Thx Sunday dessert sorted!

Carol at Serendipity said...

Mary,
Anything with streusel topping. I could eat it for breakfast!!

Carol

Foodessa said...

Mary...everytime I see plums...my 'Nonno's' garden filled with these gorgeous furit trees come to mind. Great memories and lovely dessert. Thanks.

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Mary, I love that you said this tart is about the plums, not the pastry. Is there a difference between light colored plums and dark ones? I bought both yesterday for a salad and am planning a taste test to see if I prefer one over the other.
Sam

A Plum By Any Other Name said...

Mary-

I love your blog. It's simple. It's elegant. It's the perfect bite. And you know how I feel about plums ...

Cheers!
Emily

Julie said...

Our Farmer's Market has only a few weeks left for the season. I am so going to miss it. Your tart looks beautiful. Love streusel topping.

Katerina said...

Ground cinnamon is one of my favorite spices. You can tell that from the many times I am using it in my cooking. I also love it in sweets. This streusel must be very crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Exactly perfect for me.

From the Kitchen said...

I think there's no dessert more pleasing to the eye than plums sitting in a pie. No wonder Little Jack Horner was sorely tempted! This looks delicious and our market is full of these gems right now.

Best,
Bonnie

Allie and Pattie said...

Mary, this seems to be the week for plums. I, too have an overabundance along with some figs and now we're seeing pomegranites (yay!) This tart looks beautiful- may be tonight's dessert!
xoxo Pattie

Design Wine and Dine said...

You're so right to say the tart is all about the fruit! Looks and sounds wonderful Mary, Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

I love your tart! When it comes to plums, I'm going kind of mad! Plums are everywhere, think I'm gonna pick some and prepare a tart!

3 hungry tummies said...

Love the marketing ritual! The tart looks fabulous!

Victoria said...

As I like plum desserts... This is a truly comforting pie with this little touch crunchy! Perfect for the arrival of autumn.

Jenn said...

LOL.. trumpet practice! That's hilarious! I think whoever thought up streusel topping was a genius!! It makes a good dessert heavenly!!

bellini valli said...

Last weekend I saw some Italian plums at the farmers market, I hope they are still there this weekend.

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Your desserts are always so divine looking! This tart would be complete with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!

Maria said...

Another great plum recipe I need to try!

Heather said...

My god, that looks luscious.

susan said...

Mary-Not scheduling trumpet practice won't be a problem. :) I have never had a dessert made with plums. The only thing my grandmother ever made with plums was jelly (and I loved it!)Can't wait to see what the farm stands tempt you with this weekend!

Kim Forni said...

Perfect! We went to the orchards this weekend and i have some beautiful plums.. thank you!

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks yummy mary...

Jess--Sugar High said...

Mary, this looks fabulous! I've been wanting to bake with plums so badly, what a great way to use them.

Susi said...

Mary, I love this tart! It looks like something my Oma made every fall! The tartness along with the sweet streusel is something I love so much! I hope you have a wonderful weekend :o)

RamblingTart said...

I'm just loving your plum desserts, Mary. :-) This one is so lovely - the streusel topping is simply divine. :-) Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

Chele said...

I'm loving all the plum recipes that are appearing on blogs this month. Will need to keep this recipe in mind, that picture looks good enough to eat!

Pam said...

Now that looks scrumptious! You sure know how to make the best desserts Mary.

MaryMoh said...

Beautiful streusel topping to go with the tart. Looks so juicy and delicious. Thanks very much for sharing.

Cooking Gallery said...

This looks fantastic, Mary! I am always happy to see new cake recipes which do not contain chocolate (I love my chocolate, but am trying not to eat too much of it;)).

Cheryl said...

That looks stunning, we are trying to incorporate more plums into our diet!

Sophie said...

what a divine looking tarte!!

I just love it!


MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM,...A stunning picture too!

Faith said...

Gorgeous, as always! I bet the streusel topping adds such a nice bit of flavor and texture to this dessert!

Emily Z said...

Ooooh, this looks so good. I see a lot of varieties of tarts in the food blogging world. I have yet to make one. But one of these days I should really try it out!

Debinhawaii said...

Gorgeous tart and anything with a streusel topping gets extra "yum points" in my book. ;-)

Radhika said...

You had me with the name of the dish. What a gorgeous dessert it is. I am drooling all over.

scrambledhenfruit said...

Looks wonderful- plums are so good this time of year!

Rue said...

I so love the plums this time of year. Streusel is just a Fall dessert to me!

My Little Space said...

Oh Mary, this is a killer! I'm drooling. Hmmm.... Thank you for sharing and enjoy your day.
Cheers, kristy

Kim said...

They ate my plums :((((

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Too bad I just cooked all my plums into a sauce and don't have any left for the wonderful tart. I've made something similar from an Ina Garten recipe.

Cristie said...

I have a box of freshly picked plums on my counter waiting for an assignment. I know that some will be jam before the Monday is over, but a dessert will be called for tomorrow. Your tart or buckle both sound wonderful, how will I choose?

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