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Puff Pastry Plum Tartlets

Puff Pastry Plum Tartlets - 5

As summer rolls on, we’re continuing to take full advantage of the bounty of fruits and vegetables available. I’ve been jamming (and yes, even pickling) like crazy, using the vegetables we get from our CSA to create fresh summer meals, and of course baking up delicious treats with whatever kind of fruit I can get my hands on. Simple is key lately, both because summertime is a busy time but also because keeping the oven on for any length of time is very undesirable in the heat and humidity we’ve been having. Still, these pastries were certainly worth heating up the house for a bit, and they took very little time to prepare using frozen puff pastry. Give them a try for a quick dessert this week!

Makes about 4 tartlets:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Grab your puff pastry and plums.

Puff Pastry Plum Tartlets - 1

Halve and pit the plums and slice them thinly. Cut the puff pastry into 3×5″ rectangles. Spread a thin layer of mascarpone cheese on each pastry.

Puff Pastry Plum Tartlets - 2

Arrange the plum slices on top of the cheese. Mix together the cinnamon and sugar, and then sprinkle over the top.

Puff Pastry Plum Tartlets - 3

Bake 12-15 minutes or until the pastry puffs up and turns golden brown.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Puff Pastry Plum Tartlets - 4

Posted by on August 3, 2010.

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Categories: desserts & sweets

22 Responses

  1. Wow, these look so simple and delicious! The mascarpone sounds great here :)

    by DessertForTwo on Aug 3, 2010 at 9:31 am

  2. These are *so* pretty! And I LOVE mascarpone…even if I can’t say it like Giada does! ;)

    by bridget {bake at 350} on Aug 3, 2010 at 9:33 am

  3. These look so beautiful and delicious. No one would ever guess they were simple to make. Anything with mascarpone cheese in it gets my attention:)

    by Raina @ The Garden of Yum on Aug 3, 2010 at 10:05 am

  4. These tartlets look so sophisticated and delicious. Love how easy they are to make too.

    by Eliana on Aug 3, 2010 at 10:37 am

  5. Geez, Girl! You need to open up a bakery! Seriously. These look amazing!

    by G. on Aug 3, 2010 at 11:44 am

  6. P.S. I LOVE Mascarpone! I could eat it right out of the tub…with honey! ;)

    by G. on Aug 3, 2010 at 11:45 am

  7. These look divine, Tracy. I love using mascarpone for fruit desserts just like this one. I’ll be making this recipe as soon as we get plums in our organic co-op, which will hopefully be in our next share. We haven’t had any yet this season… soon. Hopefully soon. :D

    by Christine on Aug 3, 2010 at 12:01 pm

  8. Beautiful and so simple! Bravo!

    by foodies at home on Aug 3, 2010 at 1:23 pm

  9. Oh they are just so darn pretty@

    by Jennifurla on Aug 3, 2010 at 3:48 pm

  10. what a great shot! i love puff pastry and this looks divine!

    by faithy on Aug 4, 2010 at 12:14 am

  11. This is so pretty! LOVE your photos!

    by Jenny Flake on Aug 4, 2010 at 10:01 am

  12. Our plum tree is not ready yet, but soon! I will try this one when they are!

    by Maria on Aug 4, 2010 at 10:02 am

  13. Gorgeous tart! I love puff pastry!

    by Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker on Aug 4, 2010 at 10:30 am

  14. So pretty! The creaminess of the mascarpone cheese is a lovely foil for the sweet-tart plums.

    by Cookin' Canuck on Aug 4, 2010 at 11:19 pm

  15. your dessert looks so good, with this creamy mascarpone to welcome fruits, it’s a lovely idea!

    by Laetitia on Aug 5, 2010 at 4:50 am

  16. So simple, so delicious! Love this recipe.

    by Maggy@ThreeManyCooks on Aug 5, 2010 at 5:37 pm

  17. These are absolutely stunning! I love it when something so simple can be so elegant.

    by Fuji Mama on Aug 6, 2010 at 9:15 pm

  18. These are so pretty, and the ingredients are sure to make it so tasty. I’m making these next week after we get plums at the farmers’ market.

    by Chris on Aug 8, 2010 at 1:28 pm

  19. Everything you make looks so inviting! Great photos, yummy food! :)

    by Courtney on Aug 9, 2010 at 9:40 am

  20. So easy, yet so delicious :)

    by Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) on Aug 9, 2010 at 11:19 am

  21. Those are so simple and lovely! I don’t think plums get enough respect in the dessert world. I love eating them out of hand but I also love them in cakes, etc. I will totally make this when I need something quick and delicious.

    by Dana on Aug 10, 2010 at 12:31 pm

  22. I stumbled across your blog and found this recipe. We made them last night with kids, ate them last night and this morning. LOVELY! Delish! Thanks — great idea and so simple.

    by Elizabeth on Aug 23, 2010 at 4:20 pm

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Hi there! I’m Tracy, and I live in upstate NY. My husband and I met in college and have been married since 2005. Canning, baking, writing, photography, and even cleaning (yes, cleaning – it can be oddly relaxing), are all things that I enjoy. This blog brings all of those passions together – but more than [...]more →