This is the final week of Rainbow Summer School for Mrs. Matlock’s class~ the last color of the Rainbow is Violet.
I thought I’d share a plum good book that I enjoyed reading in April, House Rules by Jodi Picoult, served with a plum tart :-) You can see the review of this book in its entirety here.
The main character, seventeen-year-old Jacob Hunt has Asperger’s syndrome. Color is defining in Jacob’s world. . . clothes have to hang in his closet in rainbow order, orange is a terrifying color~ it means danger to him, and he eats foods based on the day of the week by color:
“Five days of the week, in addition to having a limited diet, Jacob eats by color. I don’t really remember how this started, but it’s a routine: all Monday food is green, all Tuesday food is red, all Wednesday food is yellow and so on. For some reason this helped with his sense of structure.”
So while he doesn’t have a violet food day, I decided to make a Plum Tart in Jacob’s honor for this final color of the rainbow :-)
Plum Good Tart with Oatmeal Cookie Crust
Oatmeal Cookies, crumbled, enough to fill bottom and sides of tart pan, (about half a box for me, depending on the size of your cookie)
2 – 4 T of melted butter
1- 8 oz. pkg of cream cheese, softened
1/2 jar of lemon curd
4 – 6 ripe plums to cover filling
Combine cookie crumbs and melted butter, spread and push into sides of tart pan. Bake at 350 for 15 – 20 minutes until crumbs are set. Allow crust to cool (about 30 minutes). Combine softened cream cheese & lemon curd. Fill cooled tart shell with filling. Slice plums 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick depending on your preference. Arrange plum slices on top of filling.
This would be good with all kinds of fruit. . . whatever is in season & would be great with a shortbread cookie crust ~Enjoy!
Stop by Jenny Matlock’s Aphabe-Thursday for Rainbow Fun~ Violet
and Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday & see what’s being served :-)