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Easy Plum Tart

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This party-worthy tart is a simple way to showcase the seasonal plums. You can easily substitute sliced apples or pears for the plums with great results. I used a basic sweet shortcrust, but you can definitely use store bought one. Chill your crust for at least 30 minutes. One of the reasons that fruit tarts have a soggy bottom is from the moisture of the fruit. The most effective way to prevent soggy crust is to blind bake the crust before filling with fruit. Another way to prevent the pastry crust from getting soggy is to sprinkle ground almonds (or breadcrumbs/graham cracker crumbs/crushed cornflakes, etc.) into the crust bottom, which helps soak up the juice released from the fruit during the baking. Slice the plums into even thin slices and try to keep the slices together so you can arrange them nicely into the crust without making a mess.

Sweet ShortcrustFilling
  • 200 g White spelt flour
  • 60 g Wholegrain spelt flour
  • 50 g Vanilla sugar
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 100 g Butter, cold
  • 40 g Lard
  • 3 tbsp Ground almond, toasted (or breadcrumbs)
  • 8 Ripe yet firm plums, cut into even thin slices
  • 1/2 tbsp Honey (or maple syrup), optional
  • Thyme leaves
  • 30 g Butter, cubed
  • Raw pistachios
  1. Sift spelt flours into a large bowl and stir in vanilla sugar and a pinch of salt. Cut in butter and lard. Rub together with your fingertips until moist clumps form. Press dough onto bottom and up sides of a 24cm-26cm tart pan with removable bottom. Prick the crust all over with a fork. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven 190C/375F. Line pastry with baking paper and fill with pastry weights or beans. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove paper and weights. Bake for a further 8-10 minutes or until light golden. (This is called blind baking the crust, which is the most effective way to prevent soggy crust. If you are in a hurry, just sprinkle ground almond or breadcrumbs onto the crust. This too helps soak up the juice released from the fruit during the baking and keep the crust from getting soggy. )
  3. Remove the crust from the oven and sprinkle the ground almond onto the crust. Arrange the plum slices in clusters, alternating between horizontal and vertical. There’s no need to be too fussy – as long as they fit snugly next to each other, it will be just fine.
  4. Drizzle honey or maple syrup if using, thyme leaves, and dot with cubed butter. Bake for 30 minutes until the pastry edges are golden brown and the fruit is tender. Garnish with raw pistachios. Cool completely before slicing. Enjoy with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

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Brian 18/9/21 00:52

That sure is beautiful and I'm sure it's most tasty!

babYpose 18/9/21 02:10

Thank you for the 3 tips. I love pastry. This tart with pruns look so delicious Your pastry mix not at all with water, noted with much thanks

J.P. Alexander 18/9/21 03:42

Es una genial tarta, de ley la hago. Gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso

Katerina | Once a Foodie 18/9/21 06:09

I love your healthier ingredients and the ratio of fruit vs pastry here! And plums are one of my favourite fruits, they are delicious raw and absolutely stunning when baked. Yummmmm!

Graciela Bacino 18/9/21 08:16

Me encanta como la armaste!
Ideal para el fin de semana.
Muchas gracias Ana!

delphine 18/9/21 09:11

Elle est magnifique

eileeninmd 18/9/21 11:03

What a pretty pie, it looks delicious. Thanks for sharing. Take care, have a happy weekend!

Bernadette 18/9/21 13:41

You hit a home run again. Beautiful tart and I like the suggestion that many different fruits and can be prepared in this manner. Where did you get the fabulous pan?

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 18/9/21 13:53

This tart looks and sounds divine, stunning and elegant; the plums are so neatly arranged. And the addition of pistachios? Yes please!

DEZMOND 18/9/21 15:29

Oooh, you made it so pretty, deary, and plums definitely are the queens of preAutumn! They look like fat little red bees.

Balvinder 18/9/21 16:18

That color of the baked plums in tart! So beautiful. I would eat the whole tarts. Its Just fabulous!

claire 18/9/21 22:03

Beautiful! This is very autumnal plum cake, good for rainy day and a cup of tea. Plum cake is a must in Poland when autumn is comming :-)

Nancy Chan 19/9/21 07:18

Beautiful and delicious looking tart. If only I could get a piece to try. Yums.

Nammi 19/9/21 08:44

Oh yummm.... Love plums and using them for desserts. Have to try this soon!.

Rose world 19/9/21 12:11

Beautiful pie. I love plums but rarely have them in dessert. Prefer the real fruit.

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 19/9/21 12:43

So pretty and I love that crust, crushed nuts are always something I love in a recipe thanks Angie!

Kelly | Foodtasia 19/9/21 16:40

Angie, I love the simplicity of this beautiful tart! It really lets the flavor of the plums shine!

Stefania 19/9/21 17:40

Questa torta ha un aspetto meraviglioso e poi deve essere deliziosa.

Marissa 19/9/21 19:57

Not only does this plum tart sound incredibly tasty, it's SO pretty, Angie!

bread&salt 19/9/21 21:06

Looks great! Now, damson plums cover the market's shelves and they are very cheap here. Plum tart sounds good.

No tot són postres 19/9/21 21:14

I love plums, I love tarts... I love your easy plum tart


foodtravelandwine 19/9/21 21:25

Delicious!!...I love plum tarts!....I have never made one, and yours look fantastic!!!!........Abrazotes, Marcela

Pedro 19/9/21 21:48

Nice and delicious plum cake. Nice to see it, but better to taste it!

Cooking Julia 19/9/21 23:01

It's such a beautiful tart! I love it!

Mia 20/9/21 08:07

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Easyfoodsmith 20/9/21 08:25

Gorgeous looking tart! I bet it turned out delicious :)

The Velvet Runway 20/9/21 12:12

That looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe! I can't wait to try it.
Julia x

Mijú 20/9/21 15:55

Te ha quedado fabulosa :-)

yonosoymillenium 20/9/21 17:08

que interesante este pastel de ciruelas, y que lleve pistachos me ha llamado un monton la atencion.

Eva Taylor 20/9/21 19:46

What great tips to prevent a soggy crust, I love the one with cornflakes! I am going to try that next time, I have just enough to crumble in a pie crust. We just love plums this time of year too. Your tart is absolutely beautiful, just love the way you sliced the plums.

Martyna 20/9/21 20:53

Very fine recip. I have to do it 😊

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 21/9/21 02:37

Oh, how I love this presentation! Slicing the plums make this tart a work of art, Angie! Beautiful!!!

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 21/9/21 06:21

I'm not sure that I would add the cubed butter to this one, but apart from that a lovely combination of flavours and it looks great too!

I would never have thought of slicing the plums and then re-arranging them to look like a whole fruit. Not only does it enhance the presentation, but it ensures the tart has plenty of filling for everyone to share! :)

Federica Simoni 21/9/21 10:24

Deliziosa questa crostata😋

[Reply] 21/9/21 14:54

What a beautiful tart Angie, I love the way you placed the plums in the crust! Thank you for the great tips to prevent a soggy crust too. So pretty and sounds so good!

Noob Cook 21/9/21 15:54

The tart looks so apt for autumn, please invite me to your party lol

Raymund 22/9/21 01:40

Those are beautiful! work of art, I bet they taste amazing too


When plums are back in season here this will be on the dessert menu. The pastry recipe looks ideal as well. Thanks so much for the inspiration and beautiful photos Angie.

Choclette 22/9/21 12:00

Angie, you are a wonder. How stunning does your tart look with the plums arranged this way? Very is the answer.

gluten Free A_Z Blog 23/9/21 19:06

You are an outstanding baker and your family is so lucky to be able to enjoy all these beautiful creations. Looks soooo good.

Valentina 23/9/21 20:42

The most beautiful tart I've ever seen! Just beautiful. Party worthy indeed. :-) ~Valentina

The Yum List 24/9/21 12:25

This is such an eye-catching dish.

tigerfish 29/9/21 03:15

What a beautiful plum tart!


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