Plum Yum September 11 2012

I have been looking for a plum recipe since plums are a big hit in Casa Ladd. I have to do some entertaining this week and it is looking like the family might be having some crostinis in their future as well as a snack for the boys until plum season ends. Delish.

Recipe:

6 plums
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespooons extra-virgin olive oil, plus 1 teaspoon
1 sprig of fresh rosemary
Salt
1/2 cup ricotta
8 slices of good quality bread
1/2 lemon’s zest, thinly sliced

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice plums in half and extract the seeds. Place the plums cut side up on a baking sheet.  In a small bowl, mix together the honey and olive oil until combined. Pour over plums casually. Sprinkle rosemary and a few pinches of salt on the plums. Transfer them to the oven and bake until they’re slightly tender and release some juice, about 15 minutes. 

2. Meanwhile, heat a grill pan over moderately high heat. Brush the pan with olive oil and grill bread until toasted on both sides. Allow the plums to cool slightly and cut them into 1/4-inch slices. Scoop a tablespoon of ricotta onto each piece of bread, spreading it evenly. Top with a few slices of sliced lemon zest.

Photo & Recipe via A Cozy Kitchen