Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Plum Walnut Tart

What a delightful surprise! Biking to Chicago Botanic Gardens along the Green Bay Road path, or rather, traversing to this path, brings you right through Winnetka's charming farmers market. And while their goods were looking warn by 11:30 on that dreary Saturday morning, plums were just the pick me up I needed to get me the remaining 15 miles or so.

But what to do with those darling plums not needed for nourishment along the weary way?

Plum Walnut Tart

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Blend 2c white flour
1c finely chopped walnuts
3/4c brown sugar
piece in 1 1/2 sticks of butter (actually I used margarine and it worked!!)
until you have a nice meal of sorts
Add 1 egg

Press into the bottom of a well greased pie pan (if you want thickly crusted tart) or tart or spring form pan.

Slice about 3 cups of plum onto the top of the crust, making sure the entire top is covered.

Bake for 40 minutes

PS. the varietals make for a really lovely looking tart

1 comment:

  1. Hey Joanna,

    I just wanted to say that I really like your blog and writing style and I am bummed that you haven't posted in awhile.