First a word about myself. I am not a fancy cook. I am a busy working lady, with a husband who likes to eat. His family owned the 'WhistleStop Cafe' for many years; so he is used to some good cooking. I have spent all my life traveling, and that adventure shows in my cooking. I was thrilled to be a part of the Pomodori e Vino... and now to be a part of Flavors!
This is my first post of the next 52 weeks ~ our ingredient this week is Plum. According to the Flavor Bible, plums are sweet and astringent. Flavors that are recommended will be capitalized in my recipe.
Keeping it true to me, the Southern cook that I am ~ I've come up with a recipe that is simple and yummy. Y'all will be wanting to try this quick dessert!
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
1/2 cup sliced ALMONDS
2 tablespoons SUGAR
2 cups thinly sliced Plums
1/4 cup ORANGE marmalade
1 tsp CINNAMON
1 Tbs crystalized GINGER
Preheat oven to 350° On a lightly floured work surface, roll out puff pastry to a 12-by-16-inch rectangle. In the center of the pastry spread the orange marmalade, minced ginger, and sprinkle with cinnamon. Slice the plums and arrange on the top. On the outer 1-inch, sprinkle with almonds. Bake until light golden, about 20 to 25 minutes.
Serve with a scoop of ICE CREAM and a drizzle of SOUTHERN COMFORT (if desired)