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A Perfect Plum Crostata…

Posted in Caro Diario.(dear diary..), Culinary Art, desserts, entertaining, and recipes

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“Life’s a pudding full of plums”   W.S Gilbert

It’s that time again..time for fresh plums and plum crostata..hurry they won’t be here for long…

Plum Crostata

for 8 people

*pie crust,

*1 lb of  Italian plums

*2 egg whites

*1/4 cup sugar

*2 tblsps apricot marmalade

*1 tblsp pinoli nuts

*powdered sugar for dusting on top

*peel of 1 lemon grated

*1 tblsp butter

¼ cup finely ground almonds

Arrange pie crust in buttered pie pan. With a fork, puncture bottom of crust. Wash and dry the plums. Cut into thin slices.

Mix the ground almonds, lemon peel ,sugar and egg whites until it is a creamy mixture and forms soft peaks. Preheat oven to 380 degrees.

Brush pie crust with apricot marmalade. Pour in the almond and egg white mixture. Level the mixture with a  small table knife. Decorate with plum slices and place the pinoli nuts around plum slices. Cook for 30-35 minutes. When cool dust with powdered sugar and serve.

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