Friday, July 23, 2010

Plum Tart

 My mom brought me a bag of delicious plums from her tree, her tree was absolutely loaded this year. I had thought about canning them, which is a very tasty treat, but since it's hot today, and I'm pressed for time I decided to make a plum tart.

Preheat oven 400 degrees

Ingredients for dough
1 cup shortening
3/4 cup coconut oil
5 cups flour all purpose
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon vinegar
3/4 cup water

Ingredients for filling
plums 30 cut and pit removed
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg

To make dough place flour, sugar, salt, shortening, and coconut oil in large bowl. Smash with dough hook till dough resembles small marbles. Incorporate very well. Place egg yolk in a 1 cup size measuring cup, vinegar, fill with water till it reaches the 3/4 mark. Blend well. Add to flour mixture a little at a time. It may not take all of the liquid depending on the humidity of the day. Using a butter knife fold the bottom over the top. This is done as to not over work the dough other wise it will make the dough hard if it's over worked. When dough comes together. Scoop a hand full in your hand make a ball, place over well floured counter top, and roll out. You can look at my Mom's Lemon Meringue Pie in March 2010 for more a tutorial.

In another bowl place plums, flour, sugar, and  nutmeg stir together till it becomes liquidity. Pour into rolled out pie shell. Dot with butter. I rolled a big pie shell, just folded it over the plum filling.
Bake 40 minutes at 400 degrees till pie bubbles, and turns brown. Enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. I had so many plums and tried that recipe it was very good.