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Plum Tarts with Sweet Basil Honey

Lightly sweet and fragrant from basil-infused honey, these plum tarts are quick to make and travel well for parties or outdoor get-togethers.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: easy dessert recipe, puff pastry
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 48kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $6.00


  • Half Sheet Pan
  • Saucepan
  • Pastry Brush
  • Cooling Rack


  • Flour, for dusting
  • 1 package (17.3 oz) All-Butter Frozen Puff Pastry, thawed
  • 4 Plums, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Water
  • 20 leaves Italian Sweet Basil
  • ¼ cup Sugar (use large grain sugar like "sanding sugar" if possible)


  • <span class="mceItemHidden" data-mce-bogus="1"><span></span>Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.</span>
  • <span class="mceItemHidden" data-mce-bogus="1"><span></span>Lightly grease a sheet pan with butter or nonstick cooking spray.</span>
  • Dust a counter with flour and unfold puff pastry on top. Slice into even squares about 3 to 4 inches on all sides (Note: Feel free to make these smaller or larger. If you know how many people you will be serving, cut as many squares as you'll need, as long as they will accommodate the plum slices. Baking instructions are the same, regardless of the size of the squares.)
  • Prick the center of each pastry square a few times with a fork and transfer to prepared sheet plan.
  • Arrange plum slices on pastry squares, about 3 slices per square, leaving ½ inch of space on all sides.
  • Bake until pastry is golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes.
  • While pastry bakes, combine honey and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a low simmer and simmer until honey is completely dissolved in water (you can also heat this in the microwave in 10 second increments, stirring between each increment). Remove from heat and stir in basil. Set aside for 20 minutes to allow the flavors to come together.
  • When pastry is finished baking, transfer to a cooling rack. Use a pastry brush to brush the surface of each pastry generously with basil honey (discard basil). Sprinkle with sugar.
  • Serve immediately or store at room temperature for up to a day. Enjoy!


<span class="mceItemHidden" data-mce-bogus="1"><span></span>The most consistent way to thaw puff pastry is in the fridge overnight, but you can also leave it out at room temperature for a couple hours before you're ready to bake it.</span>


Serving: 1g | Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg