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Plum Pudding Tartlets

Plum Pudding Tartlets

With its dense, spicy filling, this is a twist on a traditional British holiday dessert.

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2007

  • Yield: 2 dozen (serving size: 1 tartlet)

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash of ground cloves
  • 1/2 pound pitted dried plums, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour (about 3 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour (about 1 1/2 ounces)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Preparation

Combine first 7 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 6 minutes or until plums are tender and liquid is almost absorbed. Cool completely.

Preheat oven to 375°.

Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; stir with a whisk. Place granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 4 minutes). Add egg; beat well. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until blended.

Divide dough into 24 portions. Roll each portion into a 2-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Place 1 dough portion into a miniature muffin cup coated with cooking spray. Spoon about 1 tablespoon plum mixture into muffin cup. Repeat procedure with remaining dough balls and plum mixture.

Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Run a knife around outside edge of each tartlet; remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 77
  • Calories from fat: 20%
  • Fat: 1.7g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 1.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 15.2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg
  • Iron: 0.4mg
  • Sodium: 46mg
  • Calcium: 13mg
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