De Ma Cuisine



June 2012



Pluot Tart with Black Pepper

Written by , Posted in Appetizers, Baking, Dessert, Fruit, Inspired By, Lunch, Sides, Vegetarian

Pluot Tart with Black Pepper
Recipe Type: Savory dessert, Appetizer, Side
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
Inspired by May birthdays and sweet, summery pluots, this dish would be a great appetizer, side dish, or savory dessert.
  • 1 pizza crust
  • 3 T reduced balsamic vinegar (start with about 1/2 C)
  • 3-4 pluots, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 t freshly ground black pepper
  • pinch nutmeg
  • pinch salt
  • 4 strawberries, chopped
  • 1/2 C red onion, sliced
  • 2 T maple syrup
  • 1/4 C brown sugar
  • 1 T butter, melted
  1. In a small saucepan bring balsamic vinegar to a boil, then reduce to a simmer over low heat. Cook until thickened and syrupy, about 8-12 minutes. Keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn!
  2. In a hot, dry pan, cook onions with maple syrup and salt. Cook over medium-low heat until caramelized, about 10 minutes.
  3. Thinly roll crust. Bake crust for 5 minutes at 425F.
  4. Brush crust with melted butter. Sprinkle with brown sugar and press it into the crust with a spatula (just a little).
  5. Top with onions, pluots, nutmeg, and pepper. Bake for 7-9 more minutes (until crust is to your desired doneness).
  6. Top with strawberries and drizzle reduced balsamic vinegar.
  7. Serve at room temperature, or warm.

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