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Jeweled Plum Tartlets

 Jeweled Plum Tartlets
I developed these as a way to enjoy the seasonal plums in Michigan, shares Nicole Filizetti of Jacksonville, Florida. The red plums shine like jewels in creamy custard when they emerge from the oven.
2 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 medium plums, sliced
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar, divided
  • Vanilla ice cream

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup flour, sugar and salt; cut in butter
  • until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press onto the bottom and up
  • the sides of two 4-in. fluted tart pans with removable bottoms. Bake
  • at 325° for 10 minutes or until set.
  • Arrange plum slices in crusts. In another bowl, combine the egg yolk,
  • milk, 2 teaspoons brown sugar and remaining flour. Spoon over plums;
  • sprinkle with remaining brown sugar.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center
  • comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Serve with ice cream. Yield: 2
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 tartlet (calculated without ice cream) equals 459 calories, 26 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 163 mg cholesterol, 320 mg sodium,

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Jeweled Plum Tartlets (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 52 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.