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Cherry-Plum Tarts For a Wannabe Fancy Pants

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Do you ever dream about making a fancy little desert for your fancy little friends? I do. Then I wake up and realize I don't have any fancy friends. So instead of crying in a corner I fulfill the other half of my dreams with this recipe.
  • You will require:
  • Mini cupcake pan
  • Blender/food processor
  • Cherries!
  • 2 Plums
  • 1/4 Cup of Honey
  • Bourbon or Scotch
  • Pie Crust
[Edits] I submitted these from iphone and since it's been featured I figured why not spruce it up a bit.
 
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Step 1: Pit and Puree Cherries

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Use your deft skills to remove pits from cherries till you fill a cup.

Step 2: Pit and Puree Plums

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Pit and puree plums then add both cherry and plum puree to saucepan. Also add in 1/4 cup of honey, for sweetness and honesty.

Step 3: Begin Simmer

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30 minutes!

Step 4: Interrupt dat Simmer

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I interrupted at the 15 minute mark to add halved and pitted cherries. The again at the 5 to add a Tbsp of scotch.

Step 5: Halve More Cherries For Aesthetics

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Halve the hardest and least ripe cherries you got! You want them to stand up to the heat! Then coat them with a layer of sugar, because you're worth it.

Step 6: Make and Fill Shell

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Do your mother proud and make them little shells to fill your mini cupcake sheet. Fill them with the joyous cherry plum sauce you just concocted.

Step 7: Bake! Finish!

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Bake for 13 minutes at 450 degrees F. Let em cool. Refrigerate before serving.
  • Closing thoughts/ ideas
  • A tsp of cornstarch would do well to even further solidify the filling
  • If you use less filling you could add a bit of yellow cake mix on top for a lid
  • Allowing the filling to boil for 10 minutes or so may allow for a thicker filling as well.
  • ...more scotch!
  • Assuming you have leftover filling, you can boil that down into a really fine tasting jam.
Kjata10131 year ago
I'm favoriting this just on the title alone (^_^)