Good friends of ours have just moved from The Mainland to The Island full time. They have found a gorgeous house with land, and my ultimate dream…… a small orchard filled with gorgeous fruit trees. They were kind enough to invite us for lunch and we spent a delightful time harvesting greengages and apples and took bags of each home with us.
Greengages – a type of plum.
Mmmmmmm….. apples, freshly picked.
We ate about 20 greengages fresh for dinner last night, and today Baby-Gusto and I made really simple and easy tartlets. First I roughly chopped the greengages and removed the stone.
I put a tablespoon of butter and sugar into a small saucepan and added the greengages. I cooked over a low heat stirring for 10 minutes or so until the fruit had a jam-like consistency. I then rolled out some ready-made puff pastry and cut out circles. I dolloped a spoonful of the greengage jam in the middle. These went into an oven on 180 degrees celsius for about 15-17 minutes.
Perfect with a cup of coffee, and a lovely snack on a cold day!