It’s funny how some of the more delicious things that come out of your kitchen are the product of last minute improvisation. This Plum Pie Crumble as an example. It’s a pie and crumble in one!….Pieble?
Just this Saturday I was going to attend a birthday party for my friend Diana. I wanted to bake something sweet and delicious. Knowing that Diana was a fan of the Apricot and Almond Tart I baked earlier, I decided to bake a similar tart with Italian plums.
Ready, set, go! Except, last minute I discovered that I didn’t have cream cheese required for the filling. I suppose I could have gone to the grocery store, but instead, I turned to Ina Garten as inspiration and used her Plum Tart recipe as a base for this dessert.
Rather than having the walnut crumble as the crust and the topping for the plums, I rolled out the pie crust on the bottom of the pie pan, spread it with apricot jam and then sprinkled it with some of the walnut crumble. The plums went on next, covered with the remaining walnut crumble. This was by far one of my favorite desserts, and I hope it will be yours as well.
Plum Pie Crumble
1 pie crust
1/2 cup apricot jam
I invite you to make it at home to celebrate your friends’ or family birhtdays, or simply to celebrate Summer.