I had it in my head that rum and plums and dates would be good together.
I was right.
As the name implies, these pretty little puffs are verrrrrry rummy - and verrrrry yummy.
Rummy Plummy Date Puffs - makes 24 puffs (I used a 3-inch round biscuit cutter but you can make then any shape or size you like)
1 package puff pastry, thawed overnight in the fridge (2 sheets)
flour for dusting
1 egg, beaten
1/4 C packed dark brown sugar
1 Tbsp flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 C rum
1 tsp vanilla
2 plums, pits removed, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp butter
12 Medjool dates, pits removed, quartered (I use Natural Delights Medjool dates***)
***please note this IS NOT a sponsored post - I just really like this brand of dates
- preheat oven 425º
- lightly dust countertop with flour - unroll thawed puff pastry sheet - lightly roll with a pin until sheet is about another half larger than the original size - with a biscuit cutter, cut 12 circles from each sheet of pastry and arrange on two parchment lined baking sheets - leaving a small border on the pastry circles, prick the inside of each with a fork - apply beaten egg around each the border of each circle with a fingertip - bake circles 5 minutes - remove from oven and with a fork, again prick holes all around the inside of the borders - this will deflate the inside of each circle making your border puff and the inside stay flat
- in a pot, stir together brown sugar, flour and salt to combine - add rum, vanilla and plums - stir together - cook over medium-high heat until sauce begins to bubble/thicken - remove from heat - stir in butter and dates - when butter has melted complettely, spoon rum/plum/date mixture into the center of each par-baked puff pastry circle - baked 10 minutes more or until pastry is golden