Thursday, July 29, 2010

Meditteranean Plum Tart

Isn't the internet amazing? I type in a few ingredients and in seconds I find recipes. I was looking for a quick and easy way to use very ripe plums and leftover phyllo. Meditteranean plum tart appeared! Given how juicy the plums are I would use more phyllo and thicken the plums with more flour (the recipe calls for 3T cornstarch, and I used 4T flour; try 6T, if using flour). The phyllo crust on top was crispy but the where the fruit was sitting, the phyllo was a little soggy and more so after a day so lots of phyllo!

I skipped making the lattices. More work than it was worth, and because the plums are so bright and beautiful, the color pops a lot more. Also, I used butter and not vegetable oil between the phyllo layers. Butter makes everything better! Incredibly easy, and even more delicious. Very impressive low effort baked good.

8 comments:

Jennifurla said...

so pretty, my favorite sort of dessert

Stella said...

Hey Nirmala, yes, the internet is amazing. Mine was down for a few hours today, and I was freaking out (smile)-an addict I am.
This plum tart looks delicious-I'm always afraid of phyllo though. I'm not speedy enough sometimes to work with it...

katiez said...

I love your plum tart - and with phyllo! I can never use up a package of phyllo - but, looking further I see your tomato tart which looks wonderful - who needs meat!

greekyogurt said...

It looks yummy. With fyllo you can make thousands of recipes. Salty or sweet. And as you said it's really quick and low effort!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

It looks delightful! I've never used phyllo as pie crust--must try!

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

I've never worked with phyllo because it looks so delicate. I'm so impressed that you were able to craft a pie out of it. And lattices are overrated anyhow ;)

julie said...

The internet is my very best friend when it comes to finding recipes. This is beautiful! And I definitely concur, everything tastes better with butter.

thewonderingchef said...

it looks so nice, i looove plum. Im going to write a hungarian plum dessert recipe soon, which is gnocchi based. Its fantastic, swing by sometime!:)