Prune Plums are tasty blue and purple plums with a green flesh. These flavourful plums are in season right now in the Okanagan and there are so many ways to use them. In this post, I am sharing a Caramelized Prune Plum Frangipane Galette recipe that has a unique caramelized plum filling that you will enjoy trying. Roasting the plums transforms the flesh into a pretty rose colour and a distinct fragrant flavour. I have developed this recipe to include almonds, caramel and vanilla bean extract, all of which pair extremely well with plums.
Plums are also noted for their health benefits: they are low calorie and contain over 15 vitamins and minerals, in addition to dietary fibre and antioxidants, which are helpful in reducing inflammation and controlling blood sugar. Examples of sweet dishes plums can be used in are a plum paste (delicious with cheese) or as a filling in pastry; in a confiture, tart or cake or plum kuchen, to name a few. Examples of savoury dishes are perogies with plum filling, pork tenderloin with plum sauce, and plum chutney.
Galettes are a great way to start experimenting with pastry because they do not require the precise care that is taken with a tart or pie shell. They are free-form pies, rustic in nature and delicious. Give it a try!