Way up in the mountains above a long narrow valley in California there is a place where I love to hike. The bones of a couple of 19th century farmhouses and chicken coops make the hike interesting and if my timing is right, the ancient apple trees and the cherry plum trees are ripe and delicious. The plums are amazing in that they have survived for so long with so much neglect. It makes them even sweeter. Here I have mixed them with some colorful grape tomatoes to produce tasty little tarts. —themissingingredient
2 packages puff pastry or make your own.
2 lbs cherry plums or if you use large plums, cut them into small chunks, pitted.