Puff Pastry Plum Tartlets

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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:

  • 2 plums
  • 1 sheet puff pastry, defrosted (I used Pepperidge Farm)
  • 2/3 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • Powdered sugar, for sprinkling

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

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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.

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

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

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22 Responses to “Puff Pastry Plum Tartlets”

  1. 1 DessertForTwo Says:
    August 3rd, 2010 at 9:31 am

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

  2. 2 bridget {bake at 350} Says:
    August 3rd, 2010 at 9:33 am

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

  3. 3 Raina @ The Garden of Yum Says:
    August 3rd, 2010 at 10:05 am

    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:)

  4. 4 Eliana Says:
    August 3rd, 2010 at 10:37 am

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

  5. 5 G. Says:
    August 3rd, 2010 at 11:44 am

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

  6. 6 G. Says:
    August 3rd, 2010 at 11:45 am

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

  7. 7 Christine Says:
    August 3rd, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    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

  8. 8 foodies at home Says:
    August 3rd, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Beautiful and so simple! Bravo!

  9. 9 Jennifurla Says:
    August 3rd, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Oh they are just so darn pretty@

  10. 10 faithy Says:
    August 4th, 2010 at 12:14 am

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

  11. 11 Jenny Flake Says:
    August 4th, 2010 at 10:01 am

    This is so pretty! LOVE your photos!

  12. 12 Maria Says:
    August 4th, 2010 at 10:02 am

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

  13. 13 Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker Says:
    August 4th, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Gorgeous tart! I love puff pastry!

  14. 14 Cookin' Canuck Says:
    August 4th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

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

  15. 15 Laetitia Says:
    August 5th, 2010 at 4:50 am

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

  16. 16 Maggy@ThreeManyCooks Says:
    August 5th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    So simple, so delicious! Love this recipe.

  17. 17 Fuji Mama Says:
    August 6th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

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

  18. 18 Chris Says:
    August 8th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    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.

  19. 19 Courtney Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 9:40 am

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

  20. 20 Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 11:19 am

    So easy, yet so delicious :)

  21. 21 Dana Says:
    August 10th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    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.

  22. 22 Elizabeth Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    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.

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