Intro: Cherry-Plum Tarts for a Wannabe Fancy Pants
- You will require:
- Mini cupcake pan
- Blender/food processor
- 2 Plums
- 1/4 Cup of Honey
- Bourbon or Scotch
- Pie Crust
Step 1: Pit and Puree Cherries
Use your deft skills to remove pits from cherries till you fill a cup.
Step 2: Pit and Puree Plums
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
Step 4: Interrupt Dat Simmer
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
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
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!
- 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.