Plum Tarte

It´s still plum season. I love it. And I still got a couple of recipes in my mind. So this time, let´s make a tarte! I´ve seen this recipe before on various food blogs. It was always made with peaches or nectarines but since summer is officially over I had to find something else. Thank god for plums! I like this tarte for its non-perfection. It looks handmade and every tarte you make will be unique. And you can make it all year round, just exchange the fruits according to season. Peaches, apricots, plums, nectarines, apples…you can make it with pretty much anything.

The base of this recipe is a simple shortpastry. This makes it a perfect recipe to make on short notice because it only needs the basics like flour, sugar and butter. And of course fruits!

You need:

250 g flour
60 g powdered sugar
125 g cold butter
1 egg
500 g plums, apples, peaches…
3 tbsp. brown sugar (It is put on top of the plums. For that extra kick I cut open a vanilla bean and mixed the seeds with the sugar)

1) First, we make the shortpastry. Mix flour, powdered sugar and salt in a bowl. Add cold butter in little pieces and the egg and knead everything until you have a nice and shiny dough. Put the dough in plastic wrap and let cool in the fridge for 30 minutes.

2) In the meantime, wash the plums, cut them in half and take out the core.

3) After the 30 minutes, take out the dough and roll out on an evenly surface, using a little bit of flour. You can form a square or a circle, whichever you think is prettier. Put the plums on top, leaving a frame of ca. 5 cm. Then, add the brown sugar and fold the remaining dough over the fruit. It should look somewhat like this.

4) The tarte is put in the oven for 30 – 35 minutes at 180 – 200°. Let cool and serve with whipped cream and powdered sugar.

This tarte is really easy to make, perfect when friends come over on short notice and looks really cool. And it doesn´t taste too bad either.


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