Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 1/2 c Flour

  2. 2 ts Cornstarch

  3. 1/2 c Cream cheese

  4. 3/4 c Brown sugar

  5. 2 lb Ripe plums

  6. 4 tb Cold milk

  7. 10 tb Vegetable shortening

  8. 1 Pinch of Salt

  9. 2 tb Sugar

  10. 2 tb Kirsch

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Servings: 6 Prepare pastry - combine flour, sugar, salt and cinnamon, cut in shortening (may use butter if desired).

  2. Make well in center, add milk, blend.

  3. Mix to a dough, wrap and let chill for 20-30 minutes.

  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  5. Roll pastry to line a 10" pie pan, trim and crimp edges, prick bottom and sides with fork and bake for 20 minutes.

  6. Remove and let cool.

  7. Rinse plums, cut in half, remove pits.

  8. Place in saucepan with brown sugar over low heat.

  9. (They are moist enough not to need any water.

  10. ) Cover and simmer gently for 10 minutes.

  11. Remove from heat, and using slotted spoon remove plums.

  12. Reserve juices.

  13. Spread cream cheese evenly over bottom of pastry, arrange plums over cheese.

  14. Whisk cornstarch into plum juices, return to heat, stirring until thickens, cook, stirring occasionally, for a few minutes.

  15. Remove from heat and stir in Kirsch, pour over plums, using a pastry brush to spread the mixture evenly.

  16. Chill until the glaze has set.

  17. A soft, beautiful dish that will appeal to the esthetic in Taurus.

  18. Plum tart is particularly delicious served with whipped cream or a thick custard and a sweet white dessert wine.


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