Smart plum tart


Smart plum tart
This is a very simple tart recipe that combines the flavours of plums and hazelnuts. It stays crisp after cooking because it is baked in two stages.
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Last modified on: September 22th 2021

Keywords for this recipe:TartPuff pastryPlumsPrunesCrispMichalak
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PreparationCookingStart to finish
45 min.35 min.1 hour 20 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 2 min.
Smart plum tart : Photo of step #1
Rinse and dry 800 g plums.

Stage 2 - 15 min.
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Cut the plums in half and remove the stones.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
Smart plum tart : Photo of step #3
Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Put 20 g butter in a small ramekin and put in the oven while it is warming up. This is a good tip for using the oven heat if you are going to need melted butter later .

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Smart plum tart : Photo of step #4
Lay a sheet of cooking parchment on a baking sheet and scatter 1 tablespoon brown sugar over.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
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Lay 150 g Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée) on top, rolled out into a circle as evenly as possible.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Smart plum tart : Photo of step #6
This is not essential, but you can glaze the edge of the pastry (1/2 inch or 1 cm) using a brush.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Smart plum tart : Photo of step #7
Spread 50 g ground hazelnuts over the puff pastry, leaving the edge (about 1/2 inch or 1 cm) clear.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Smart plum tart : Photo of step #8
Arrange the plums in rings, standing them on edge.

A tip to get started: Put something with a bit of weight to it (a plastic block here) and lean the first plum against it, taking it away to complete the ring.

Stage 9 - 10 min.
Smart plum tart : Photo of step #9
Complete the filling. As with any tart, it needs plenty of fruit.

Stage 10 - 1 min.
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Take the melted butter out of the oven. Remember to be careful as the dish will be hot. Brush the tops of the fruit generously with butter.

Stage 11 - 1 min.
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Sprinkle brown sugar generously over.

Stage 12 - 25 min.
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Bake for 25 minutes.

Stage 13 - 10 min.
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After this time, take the tart out of the oven. Lift it on the cooking parchment and slide it onto oven-proof wire rack.

Put the tart back in the oven for a further 10 to 15 minutes (watch for browning). This is the secret of a really crisp tart.

Stage 14 - 2 min.
Smart plum tart : Photo of step #14
Leave to cool then, if possible, glaze with apricot jelly.

Serve warm or cold.
Remarks
If don't have ground hazelnuts, use ground almonds instead.

You can vary this idea with different fruits, according to the season: mirabelles or apricots for instance.

If using commercial ready-rolled pastry, this will take a good 2 pounds (1kg) of plums and 3 oz (80 g of ground hazelnuts.
Keeping
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,619 Kcal or 10,965 Kj31 gr555 gr95 gr
131 %12 %52 %14 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
239 Kcal or 1,001 Kj3 gr51 gr9 gr
12 %1 %5 %1 %
Per tart
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,619 Kcal or 10,965 Kj31 gr555 gr95 gr
131 %12 %52 %14 %
% 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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 tart : 4.11 €

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Source
Based on a recipe by Christophe Michalak.
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PlumsPlums: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Stewed plums, Creamy plum and pear clafoutis, Clafoutis-style plum financier , Plum and hazelnut crumble, Autumn apple and plum crumble pie, ... All
Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée)Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Crusty cockle tart, Chicken and mushroom pie, Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise, Express apple tart, Sicilian Epiphany Pie, ... All
Ground hazelnutsGround hazelnuts: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Hazelnut and orange cake, Plum and hazelnut crumble, Chestnut and hazelnut biscuits, Piedmont pyramids, Autumn apple and plum crumble pie, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Parcels of fish fillet in spinach, Sautéed green vegetables, Croque-monsieur gourmand, Spinach Mornay, Crispy prawn rolls, ... All
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