When someone put on Facebook this week that they had more plums than they could use, I jumped at the chance to go and pick some from their garden and turn them into these delicious roasted plum crostinis.

Approximately 2 kilos of plums

Olive oil


2 tablespoons of brown sugar (Cassonade)

1 baguette

Salt and pepper

For the cured ham version:

Cured ham

Burrata cheese

Fresh Basil leaves

  • De-stone the plums and cut into quarters
  • Place the plums into a shallow baking dish and sprinkle with Olive oil, brown sugar, honey and salt and pepper
  • Roast for approximately 20 mins
  • Remove the plums and mix so that it looks like a chunky jam
  • Slice four pieces of the baguette and grill until slightly golden
  • Spread a thick layer of the plum mixture across the bread slices
  • Tear the ham into pieces and arrange on top of the plum mixture
  • Tear pieces of the cheese and arrange on the ham
  • Decorate with the Basil leaves

For the pork version:

½ pork filet

Fresh Rosemary

  • Follow steps 1 -6 above
  • Cut the pork into five pieces and braise in a slow cooker with a little water
  • When the pork is cooked, shred and allow to cool
  • Arrange the pork on the bread/plum mixture
  • Top with fresh Rosemary

You could drizzle with more Olive oil.

I had never used Burrata cheese before and only ended up buying it as I was looking for good old Mozzarella but couldn’t find it. I actually think that for this recipe Burrata works better.

Serve with a green salad.

mylittledordognekitchen…all recipes are cooked from my little kitchen at home in the Dordogne. I follow the seasons and only use what is available at the time. Here you won’t find complicated recipes with lots of ingredients to measure. That’s not my style. My recipes are not about precision. They are casual, basic and easy to throw together.