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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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57 min.1 hour40 min.2 hours 37 min.
Keeping: Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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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.
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Wash 400 g plums, cut in half and remove stones.

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

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

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

Stage 8 - 40 min.
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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.

Nutritional information

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

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Almond cream or frangipaneAlmond cream or frangipane: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Rhubarb tart, Brioche slices with almond cream, Pear tart with almond cream, Epiphany galette, 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: Exotic fruit tart, How to roll out pastry for a tart, Tarte Jurassienne, Little lime tarts, Cherry and pistachio tarts, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Bonnevaux apple tart, Pets de nonne, Toffee apple upside-down cake, Foie gras cured in salt, Brioche Tatin, ... All

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