Angevin plum pâté

Angevin plum pâté
The Angevin pie, as its name does not indicate it, is a dessert, a kind of plum pie made with a shortcrust pastry.

It is a dessert from the old days, which has crossed the ages while remaining in Anjou (the famous "Loire valley" in France).
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Last modified on: July 31th 2022

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 10 min.
Angevin plum pâté
Roll out 300 g Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée) to a thickness of 3 mm, and line (with pastry) a high-sided mould, in this case a flan mould, 20 cm (8 inches) in diameter, placed on a sheet of baking paper, itself placed on a baking sheet, let the dough run over the edges.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
Angevin plum pâté
Cut the dough flush with the top of the pan and place in the fridge to await further processing.

Stage 3 - 8 min.
Angevin plum pâté
Take the excess dough, roll it out to a thickness of 3 mm, and cut out an 7 inches (18 cm) diameter disc.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Angevin plum pâté
Cut a 6 cm (2.5 inch) diameter hole in the center of the circle, a cutter is ideal for this, it will be the chimney of your pâté.

Put this disc in the refrigerator while waiting.

Stage 5 - 20 min.
Angevin plum pâté
Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Take the pan out of the fridge, and fill it with pitted plum halves.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
Angevin plum pâté
Sprinkle the plums with 5 tablespoons caster sugar.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Angevin plum pâté
Fold the edges of the dough over the top of the plums.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
Angevin plum pâté
With a brush gild the folded edge.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Angevin plum pâté
Place the disc on top, press with your fingers all around.

Gild the disc as well.

Stage 10 - 1 min.
Angevin plum pâté
You can sprinkle a little powdered sugar on top of the disc.

Stage 11 - 40 min.
Angevin plum pâté
Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes, the pâté should be golden brown.

Stage 12
Angevin plum pâté
Let cool on a wire rack before serving cold or warm.
In the usual recipe, in Anjou, it is very often the greengage plums that are not pitted, you can of course also proceed like that, but it is a little less pleasant to taste.
Several days in the refrigerator, protected by a stretch film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,398 Kcal or 5,853 Kj31 gr411 gr101 gr
70 %12 %39 %15 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
174 Kcal or 729 Kj4 gr51 gr12 gr
9 %1 %5 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
349 Kcal or 1,461 Kj8 gr103 gr25 gr
17 %3 %10 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Gluten, Milk, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 2.48 €
  • Per person : 0.62 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
PlumsPlums: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Stewed plums, Plum tart "En passant par la Lorraine", Clafoutis-style plum financier , Autumn apple and plum crumble pie, Jelly-style plum jam, ... All
Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée)Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Gisèle's Pasties, Rata-tart, Salmon and spinach quiche, Quiche Lorraine, Potimarron and Parmesan tart, ... All
Beaten eggBeaten egg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Dublin fruit scones, Pogne de Romans, Old style brioche, Chestnut moelleux, Sicilian Epiphany Pie, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate sauce, Coffee custard, Pear compote , Toasted-flour biscuits, Lemon creams, ... All
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