Flourless White Chocolate Plum Pie – Very Creamy!

Insanely creamy, sweet and a tad tangy, this flourless white chocolate plum pie has three layers of pure deliciousness that will make you ask for more.

While I like to stuff my face with decadent mousse layered brownies, chocolate cakes and even custard cakes, my love for creamy, light desserts has been equally documented on this blog. Today I want to share with you a light, end of summer, flourless white chocolate plum pie that is insanely creamy and delicious.

Flourless White Chocolate Plum PieI have been eyeing some juicy plums at the Farmer’s Market for quiet some time, but got the chance to actually incorporate them into a dessert only this weekend. This flourless white chocolate plum pie is the perfect “kiss goodbye” to summer dessert. First layer is a white chocolate flourless cake, that is sweet, buttery, moist and so tender. Next, there is a layer of sweet and fluffy fresh whipped cream that is topped with a tad tangy, juicy and flavorful lemon plum sauce. Each bite is a party for your taste buds!

Flourless White Chocolate Plum PieI can’t even describe how good this flourless white chocolate plum pie is, if you are that person who likes airy, creamy desserts that are still scrumptious and delicious you have to make this to satisfy your sweet tooth. I have never had anything similar and I am so glad that I made this combo appear in my kitchen this weekend. You can use any stone fruit for this pie, for a more sweet and fresh flavor I would recommend using peaches or nectaries with some fresh mint leaves. Raspberries and blackberries would work well too.

The secret, and the magic is in the flourless white chocolate layer, that is the one that adds enough texture, the layer is so buttery and soft that it just melts in your mouth with the cream. The sweet and tangy plums balance the white chocolate and sugar perfectly, the small amount of lemon juice that was added to the plum sauce adds some freshness and clears the palette for your next indulgent bite.
flourless white chocolate plum pieI have served this to our friends who visited over the weekend and  got raved reviews from them. While shooting this flourless white chocolate plum pie I took a bite and literally couldn’t stop myself from eating more and more. Same happened to my friend after her first bite, she loved it and I am so happy that she asked for seconds 🙂 Who knew that white chocolate and plums go so well together? Well, I am happy that I discovered that for my self and this flourless white chocolate plum pie will make many more appearance in my kitchen!

flourless white chocolate plum pieMake sure you refrigerate the cake after topping it with whipped cream and plum sauce.  I couldn’t wait any longer and started to shoot right after I was done layering it, and since the cream is soft it started melting a little. After that I put it in the fridge for two hours and when I served it to my friends, the layers looked perfect!

Also, I added that into the notes of the recipe card, but wanted to emphasize it again, its better to melt the white chocolate over a saucepan of simmering water. White chocolate has the tendency to get clumpy when microwaved, and that may be ok in other recipes, where you don’t really need the chocolate to me smooth, but in this flourless white chocolate plum pie we need smooth chocolate as the buttom layer is made only of three ingredients and chocolate is the most important one. By the way, you can totally double up the flourless white chocolate layer and make a flourless white chocolate cake in the future. This is a great recipe you can play with.

flourless white chocolate plum pieYou see that gorgeous bite? Flourless white chocolate cake, creamy whipped cream and tender plums! This flourless white chocolate plum pie will be a hit for your Labor Day party or just make this for yourself, grab a big spoon and enjoy it 🙂

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Flourless White Chocolate Plum Pie - Insanely Creamy!
 
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Insanely creamy, sweet and a tad tangy, this flourless white chocolate plum pie has three layers of pure deliciousness that will make you ask for more.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • Flourless White Chocolate:
  • 4.2 ounces (120 grams) white chocolate, chopped
  • 1 stick butter (110 grams) room temperature + extra for greasing the pan
  • 3 eggs (egg whites and egg yolks separated)
  • 2 cups (500 grams) hot boiled water
  • For the Whipped Cream:
  • 1 cup (250 grams) whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons (40 grams) sugar
  • For the Plum Sauce:
  • 3 large plums, halved and pitted
  • 3 tablespoons (40 grams) sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (30 grams) butter
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon (10 grams) cream of tartar
Instructions
  1. Fill a small saucepan with water and bring to a boil and let the water simmer, choose a heat safe bowl that would sit nicely over the sauce pan and add the white chocolate to it.
  2. The bowl should not come into contact with the water in the saucepan as this can cause over heating. Remove the bowl from the saucepan while there are still a couple of small lumps of unmelted white chocolate, stir until completely melted and smooth. If there are a few lumps that didn't melt just put the bowl back over the saucepan of hot water for a minute or two and stir again. Set chocolate aside to cool to almost room temperature.
  3. Preheat oven to 340F.
  4. In the bow of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or using a hand mixer) whisk the butter until smooth and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add the cooled down white chocolate to the whipped butter and slowly whisk until just combined, add the egg yolks one at a time, whisking gently on low speed until just combined.
  5. Whisk egg whites until white and fluffy, about 2 minutes, and using a spatula fold half of the egg whites into the batter, then the other half.
  6. Butter a 9inch pie dish and pour the batter into it, smooth the surface using a spatula.
  7. In a deep baking pan, pour 2 cups of hot water and place the pie dish on the pan. Bake for 15 minutes at 340F and without opening the oven reduce temperature to 320F and bake for another 15 minutes. Turn the oven off (do not open the oven) and let it rest in the oven for another 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven, transfer dish to a wire rack and let cool completely to room temperature.
  9. For the Whipped Cream:
  10. Place a metal mixing bowl and metal whisk into the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  11. Place the sugar into the mixing bowl and add the whipping cream. Whisk just until the cream reaches stiff peaks. Top the white chocolate layer with whipped cream and place in the fridge. In the meantime work on the plum sauce.
  12. For the Plum Sauce:
  13. Cut plums lengthwise into slices.
  14. Place a medium skillet over medium heat on the stove. When the skillet is hot add the butter, when butter has melted add the plums and sugar, and cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Add the lemon juice and cook for a few more minutes until plums start to get tender. Stir in the cream of tartar and cook for 1-2 more minutes for the sauce to thicken. You don't want the plums to be completely soft and start to fall apart, so stir gentle during this process. Let the sauce cool completely at room temperature.
  15. When the plum sauce has cooled down pour it over the whipped cream layer, refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
  16. Enjoy!
Notes
Generally it is much better to melt white chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of warm water, rather than in a microwave, as it is easier to keep control over the temperature.

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