Happy Monday! Fall was in the air this cool and wet weekend, and I'm in a very fulfilled state. Yesterday, as the rain poured down, I nested to an extreme. I cooked and baked all day. I am at my happiest when I'm making delicious food without any time constraints and purely for the pleasure of my family. We had an abundance of fall fruit ripe and ready all at once. I scrambled to make sure we put it to good use. Mini Galettes are a returning favorite. I've shared the recipe for these little hand held pies before. This time we got wild and tried them with assorted local grapes,
the last of the berries (just picked),
the first plums from our tree,
and apples from our Apple CSA. But our favorite discovery of the day: PLUMPLE SAUCE! Don't you love saying that? While I cooked some plum butter, the kids helped make a huge pot of apple sauce. My son decided to merge the two when they were done: Plumple sauce was born. So good!
It's a little different than just cooking apples and plums together. The plum butter was so thick and instensely flavored... a perfect foil to the mild applesauce. Hope our tree blesses us with even more plums next year... I don't think this jar will last through the day!