Little Plum Galettes
- 2 rolled-out rounds of basic tart dough
(see related recipe at right)
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 Tbs. cornstarch
- 1⁄8 tsp. salt
- 2 lb. plums, pitted and cut into small chunks
(about 4 cups)
Carefully transfer the dough rounds to eight 4-inch metal tartlet pans, preferably with removable bottoms, and arrange on a baking sheet. Do not trim the edges of the dough.
In a small bowl, stir together the sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch and salt. Place the plums in a large bowl, sprinkle with the sugar mixture and toss to distribute evenly.
Place 1/2 cup of the plum mixture into each dough-lined pan. Fold the edges of the dough up and over the plums, pleating the dough loosely all around the edges and leaving the galettes open in the center. Refrigerate the galettes on the baking sheet until the dough is firm, 15 to 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, position a rack in the lower third of an oven and preheat to 375°F.
Bake the galettes until the crusts are golden and the juice around the plums has thickened, about 40 minutes.
Transfer the baking sheet to a wire rack and let the galettes cool slightly before serving. If using tart pans with removable bottoms, let the sides fall away, then slide the galettes onto individual plates. Makes eight 4-inch galettes;