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.
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Last modified on: September 6th 2017

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 20 min.
Plum tart
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
Wash 400 g plums, cut in half and remove stones.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Plum tart
Pour 3 tablespoons caster sugar onto plums, and mix well...

Stage 4 - 1 hour
Plum tart
... 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
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
Arrange plums on almond cream in a circle starting at the edge...

Stage 7 - 10 min.
Plum tart
...and working inwards to centre.

Stage 8 - 40 min.
Plum tart
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.
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.
Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
Home made, and warmly dedicated to Denis and Chantal who produce the best Grenoux plums in the world.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,834 Kcal or 11,865 Kj62 gr525 gr231 gr
142 %24 %50 %35 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
271 Kcal or 1,135 Kj6 gr50 gr22 gr
14 %2 %5 %3 %
Per tart
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,834 Kcal or 11,865 Kj62 gr525 gr231 gr
142 %24 %50 %35 %
% 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, Nuts
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  • For 1 tart : 5.25 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
PlumsPlums: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Smart plum tart, How to freeze plums, Angevin plum pâté, Creamy plum and pear clafoutis, Clafoutis-style plum financier , ... All
Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée)Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Strawberry Verveine Tart , Blackcurrant and chestnut verrines, Cherry and pistachio tarts, Hazelnut and chocolate biscuits, How to make tart cases, ... All
Almond cream or frangipaneAlmond cream or frangipane: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Exotic fruit tart, Pear tart with almond cream, Apricot and almond cream tart, Mirlitons, Brioche slices with almond cream, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Blackberry and almond fondant tart, Chestnut cake, Oat shortbread biscuits, Little caramelized peach tarts, Old style brioche, ... All
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