Warm Plum Tart

roughcreeklodge5This.  This was the most delectable dessert I have had in some time.  When Chef Gerard was making this tart, he mentioned that it was never a big seller, because frankly, who will order plums when they can get chocolate instead?  I’ll tell you who – ME!  I have now vowed to go for fruit any time I see it on a menu, especially if chocolate is the main comeptition.  I can’t guarantee it will be consistent, but I will make a concerted effort for sure.  🙂

 

 

 

For the Tart Dough

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 stick/4 oz. cold butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 egg

Directions:

In a food processor, combine all dry ingredients.  Add butter in small chunks.  Pulse blend until the butter is in small, pea-sized pieces.  Slowly add cold water  and pulse until the dough just comes together in a large ball.    Shape in a ball, and flatten into a disk.  Wrap the dough in plastic and chill until firm, about 1 hour.  When ready to use, divide the dough into 4 equal portions.  Shape each portion into a ball and flatten into a disk.   Keep the dough that you’re not using refrigerated between use.

For the  Filling

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups diced plums
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup small dice cold butter
  • 1/8 cup all purpose flour

Directions: 

Toss all ingredients togegther.  Lay all 4 round disks on a lightly oiled cookie sheet.  Top with the fruit mixture.  Carefully fold sides of dough up and toward the center, overlapping as you go.  When you are finished, you should have a small hole in the center.  Brush pastry with egg and sprinkle sliced almonds and sugar over the tart.  Bake at 375 degrees F about 20-25 minutes or until folden brown.  Serve warm with ice cream.

2 Comments

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    Lilsis August 9, 2009 (8:26 pm)

    I always go for the fruit…and we need to make this for Kendall’s “re-do of her first birthday”. Since we were traveling and I didn’t get to do what I really wanted…so yeah we’re making plum tart!

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    petite nyonya September 9, 2009 (9:55 am)

    Wow, this dessert looks so tempting! I’m craving for it now!