Plum tart


Plum tart
This tart made with sweetcrust pastry and almond cream is especially tasty with those rather sour little plums that can be found in such profusion in late summer.
179,5254.7/5 for 26 ratings
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Last modified on: September 6th 2017

For 1 tart, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 1 tart 2 tarts 3 tarts

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PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
57 min.1 hour40 min.2 hours 37 min.
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Keeping:

Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 20 min.
Plum tart : Photo of step #1
Roll out 300 g Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée), furnish with it a 10 inches (26 centimeters) tart tin or mould, prick all over base with a fork or pique-vite and leave in the fridge.

Stage 2 - 20 min.
Plum tart : Photo of step #2
Wash 400 g plums, cut in half and remove stones.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Plum tart : Photo of step #3
Pour 3 tablespoons caster sugar onto plums, and mix well...

Stage 4 - 1 hour
Plum tart : Photo of step #4
... then tip into a strainer and leave to stand for about 1 hour.

We do that to remove some of the plum juice, which would otherwise make the tart too soggy.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Plum tart : Photo of step #5
Preheat oven to 390°F (200°C).

Remove tart from fridge and spread 300 g Almond cream or frangipane in an even layer.

Stage 6
Plum tart : Photo of step #6
Arrange plums on almond cream in a circle starting at the edge...

Stage 7 - 10 min.
Plum tart : Photo of step #7
...and working inwards to centre.

Stage 8 - 40 min.
Plum tart : Photo of step #8
Put in the oven for about 40 minutes.

If possible, eat while still warm.

Stage 9
You can see the full recipe in this small video.

Remarks

For a richer dessert (which I love), serve it with vanilla ice cream and a little whipped cream (crème chantilly).

It's quite important to use slightly sour plums, the taste really is superior, otherwise with greengages, for example, the taste will be rather dull.

You will probably read in other recipes that you should put plums the other way up in the tart to avoid too much juice flowing out. After making the tart both ways, I'm not really convinced, but of course you could try it.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,686 Kcal or 15,433 Kj302 gr1,524 gr1,272 gr
184 %116 %144 %193 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
353 Kcal or 1,478 Kj29 gr146 gr122 gr
18 %11 %14 %18 %
Per tart
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,686 Kcal or 15,433 Kj302 gr1,524 gr1,272 gr
184 %116 %144 %193 %
% 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).

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Source

Home made, and warmly dedicated to Denis and Chantal who produce the best Grenoux plums in the world.

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This recipe uses (among others)
PlumsPlums: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Jelly-style plum jam, Creamy plum and pear clafoutis, Clafoutis-style plum financier , Autumn apple and plum crumble pie, Plum tart "En passant par la Lorraine", ... All
Almond cream or frangipaneAlmond cream or frangipane: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Mini almond-morello tarts, Exotic fruit tart, Tarte Bourdaloue, Brioche slices with almond cream, Apple amandine tarts from Brélès, ... All
Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée)Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Rhubarb tart, Cherry and pistachio tarts, Plum tart "En passant par la Lorraine", How to bake blind , Strawberry Verveine Tart , ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cornmeal baps for Anne, Tiramisu, Pistachio ice cream, Household cake (Gâteau de ménage), Citrus syrup, ... All

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