My husband brought in a large bag of plums, sweet, juicy, and just picked from a tree behind his uncle’s house. But what should I do with them?

Some will be eaten fresh, no doubt, but there are too many for just snacking. My mother used to make plum jam, but I am not really a preserving type.

I thought about plum sauce, that sweet tangy condiment we usually get with take out oriental food. But I couldn’t think of anything I’d be likely to serve it with.

What about a plum tart?

I had a ready-to-bake pie shell – no problem there. So I rolled it out into a pie plate, quartered the plums and layed them in the shell, and then sprinkled the whole thing with about a half cup of sugar. Then I placed a few dots of butter on it and baked at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. The plums were so juicy that I sprinkled the finished pie with a little more sugar and then placed it under the broiler to caramelize.

Cool completely before serving.

The result – a beautiful plum tart! Easy – impressive – and tasty.

***Check the sweetness of your plums.
If they are really tart, you may need
to add a little more sugar.

Fresh Plums

Fresh Plums

Plum Tart

Plum Tart

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