These mini plum tarts are totally vegan and made with a simple coconut oil pastry crust. I love that they’re not overly sweet, and the perfect size for a snack or dessert. They are great on their own, or you could serve them with a dollop of vegan whipped cream or ice cream.
Then he spontaneously gave her a little kiss. That just made my day. They did argue in the car the whole way to school about her hitting him in the head with her backpack. He swore she did it on purpose. The little kiss was long forgotten.
1 cup fresh chopped pitted plums
1/4 cup dried chopped plums
1/2 cup sugar
pinch of sea salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
zest of one lemon
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons cold water
3/4 cup tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
pinch of sea salt
3 tablespoons non-hydrogenated coconut oil, room temperature
1/3 cup ice water
To brush on before baking:
2 tablespoons milk (I used rice milk)
turbinado sugar, for sprinkling
Elizabeth Ann (Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box says
PECAN PIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.elizabethannsrecipebox.com/2011/08/easy-pecan-pie.html
Oooo, oooo, me, me, pick me! 😉 Your free-from tart is just gorgeous, as is everything you do.
Ah, this is lovely. I was just telling a friend about all the gorgeous plums/plum desserts from Italy & France that I love. I went to school in Strasbourg & Alsace is flooded w/gorgeous plums.
My favorite pie, though, has to be lemon meringue. My grandmother used to make it for me whenever we visited. There were all sorts of puddings & cakes as she was Anglo-Welsh. But always an extra lemon pie. Made me feel very special.
OH my goodness i love Key Lime Pie!
Wow, looks beautiful! My favorite happens to be Mincemeat mini pies! Oh, the holidays...
i love lemon meringue pie! i am yet to make a real true pie crust. it sorta freaks me out. lol. it's on my list to make very soon.
I love lemon meringue pie but have only made it once with mixed results. I'd love to win this!
The Vanilla Bean Baker says
I'm not entering the contest but had to comment on how lovely your son and daughter are. Such cute photographs and your *drippy* tarts look amazing.
P.S. I *snack* on dried plums (prunes) all the time. 5 a day are supposed to be very good for you and I love fresh, juicy plums.
Banana cream pie is one of my favorites, and no one ever seems to make it!
Jessica / Green Skies and Sugar Trips says
Love this! And your children are lovely!!
My all time favorite pie is fresh strawberry pie! I don't have a recipe for it online per se. I just make a pie crust, cool it down, fill it with strawberries, and then glaze! You can buy the strawberry glaze to make or just make a simple glaze using apricot jam! Then allow to cool and enjoy! There's nothing like the flavor of fresh berries!
Barbara | Creative Culinary says
This looks gorgeous Lora, I love the looks of a rustic crust like this.
I too love a strawberry pie I've been making for more years than I want to admit in public! I've taken the original recipe and added a layered of sweetened mascarpone cheese between the crust and the strawberries. Originally to help keep the crust from becoming soggy but now because it tastes so great:
That being said...there is a tie. I also love, love, love this French Silk pie with a graham cracker crust. Both are simply to die for!
Yuri - Chef Pandita says
Your kids are adorable! Love these rustic tarts, my favorite pie would be pecan pie... Or maybe apple pie... Mmmm I love pie 🙂
Your tarts look delectable! My favorite pie is probably lemon meringue- so yummy!
I wish that I could just pluck one from the screen and top it with some ice cream!
Favorite pie? Toss up between a thick sweet potato custard and lemon icebox.
Your babies are adorable 🙂
Ken│hungry rabbit says
I didn't think it would be the case but every time I have a slice of Coconut Cream pie, I want another and another.
Kathy - Panini Happy says
Mmm...love a good rustic pie! My favorite that I've had in recent memory was probably a chocolate cream pie.
claudia @Whats Cookin says
These look amazing!
Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It says
I have this cookbook on my Christmas wish list!
Melissa @IWasBornToCook says
I have a bunch, but this one is a big hit during the holidays - http://iwasborntocook.blogspot.com/2010/12/wouldnt-it-be-nice-if.html
Happy When Not Hungry says
Coconut cream pie is my favorite pie!!!
Happy Belated Blogiversary Lora! Your tarts are cute and the drips make them all the more irresistible! Can you believe I never had a dried plum? But I do love fresh ones. My favorite pie is pecan.
Happy Blogiversary! Yummy tart book. I love cherry pie! All around although Strawberry rhubarb comes in very close!
Diane M. says
My favorite pie to make is apple pie and I love changing the recipe depending on my mood, adding other fruit, nuts, spices, etc. My favorite pie to eat is pumpkin pie though, and I am always looking for more great pumpkin pie recipes!
My hubby makes a wonderful strawberry rhubarb pie. It is crazy delicious! And actually very simple except for the pastry he makes for the crust.
I've never baked with dried plums, but I'm loving the fresh and dried combo in these tarts! I'll definitely give this a try 🙂
I love raspberry pie, specifically one I had at a restaurant that was so perfectly set. Not sure how they did it but it was incredible. I'll never forget that raspberry pie...
Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny says
Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog AND so I could find yours! These mini tarts are gorgeous and look incredibly delicious, so glad to be a new follower! xoxo
You have the sweetest kids! I too enjoy prunes, yup that's what i call 'em, prunes. In fact I'll be cooking with them in a few days. My favorite pie is a tough one for me so I'll go with my husband's: blueberry. And yes, it's pretty high on my list too!
Baker Street says
I'm not entering the contest. But your kids are just adorable! And your pie is super delicious!
Baking Serendipity says
Your tart is gorgeous! I love chocolate pie. My great-grandma has the best recipe. I need to post it still though...added to the to-do list 🙂 Happy blogoversary and adorable kids!
Baked a plum tart this past weekend! Used dough recipe from Tartine cookbook. Good stuff. Favorite pie has to be lemon meringue though. Love all the lemony goodness.
purabi naha says
Absolutely yummy post and the tart is really looking gorgeous! Now I need nothing but a tart!!
Your kids are so adorable!
I love my Husband's Door County Cherry Rum pie. It's the best. I hope that I win.
Sanjeeta kk says
Fabulous..the oozing syrup is making the mini tarts more gorgeous!
Another giveaway?? Aren't you sweet!!! Your tarts look fabulous...you do pies SO well! Let's see, my favorite has to be a peach raspberry pie...I took a classic peach pie recipe of Martha's and added a half pint of berries 🙂 Have a great week, Lora!
Mary Beth|cupcakes and crinoline says
Your tart looks absolutely beautiful! (and delicious) : )
Lindsay @Eat, Knit, Grow says
Yum! Looks fantastic! Happy Blogaversary!
Laurie Jesch-Kulseth says
I LOVE pies and tarts! So many favorites, but I think tart cherry or blueberry would be my winner :). Happy Belated Blogoversary!
That book sounds amazing, and your tarts look stunning!
My favorite has to be cherry pie! I love it! You tarts look amazing!
My current favorite pie is Derby pie. I change favorites every so often. Your tartlets look lovely, especially with all their drippy goodness! Thanks for a chance to win.
wow, i love how the plum juices are dripping off of the pastry. 😀
I love pecan pie, key lime pie, and my Mama's lemon pie 🙂 Would love to win this cookbook, thanks!
Happy belated Blogiversary!!!
Oooh I want this book! I love pies and maybe, just maybe, my favorite is this old-fashioned chocolate cream pie http://lifesafeast.blogspot.com/2010/08/chocolate-chiffon-pie.html It brings back my childhood and it is downright fabulous! I grew up eating plums and prunes, drinking the occasional glass of prune juice, too. And my dad made dried fruit compote from prunes and dried apricots that I couldn't get enough of! And your kids are so adorable! Warms a mother's heart! xo
I love pie!! I love the traditional apple pie but i love pumpkin, blueberry and a new favorite is tuscaloosa tollhouse pie (in the baked cookbook) mmm. pie.
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Magic of Spice says
The tarts look fantastic! Well Happy Belated Anniversary for your blog and fun giveaway...if only I could bake 😉
You kids are just precious!
Angela/Soap Mom says
These look scrumptious! I just stumbled upon your blog and have seen several recipes I am dying to try.....I will be visiting often!!!!
Congrats on your blogaversary! And thanks for doing this giveaway. Your kids are so cute!
I love any fruit pie, but I especially love apple!!
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I love that this is made with a mixture of fresh and dried plums. Bet that gives it a wonderful combination of textures. I love dried plums, aka prunes!
As for my favorite pie...it would have to be Dutch Apple Pie. I love the crumbly topping.
Amy @ A Little Nosh
Lovely tarts! I love the free form tarts with their drips;-) Martha Stewart is one of my go to gals for baking recipes and of course all her cookbooks are beautiful to look at as well;-)
Thanks for taking a little baking time out to share the importance of being loving, even and especially amongst siblings;-)
manhattan pressurized walls says
great post .. it looks so delicious .. yummmy !!
A Thought For Food says
That picture of the two of them is just so so so sweet. I love it... and, of course, this beautiful dessert.
And congrats on your blog anniversary!!!
My favorite is rhubarb pie.
This looks so good. Love these mini tarts!
I really like my blueberry hand pies and that's the extent of my pie making experience. This book would be perfect for me! 🙂
Congrats on the blogiversary!!
I would have to say my favorite is just good ol' pumpkin pie 🙂 fall is my favorite season and there is no better way to celebrate! Often, my name comes up as unknown for reasons..unknown. So just in case...I'm Jordan! 🙂
I love pies, but only if we make them at home. Most people and restaurants use pre-made, thick crust. My husband makes the best pies. He uses the old Betty Crocker (circa 1950s) pie crust recipe and rolls it thin. I don't really have a favorite - apple, blueberry, cherry, pumpkin ... they're all awesome!
Rosita Vargas says
Tarta fabulosa increíblemente bella,mis papilas sufren quiero probar,I would have to say my favorite,hugs,hugs.
Hmm, I've had prunes but never dried plums - would love to try them. These little pies look sweet and delicious. Thanks for sharing!
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nice idea for dinner