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Simplest Plum Tart
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins

Juicy plums baked in a flaky pastry crust – this simple plum tart is summer eating at its best. Adapted from this Orangette recipe

Recipe Type: Dessert
Makes: 8 servings
Author: Elizabeth Stark, adapted from Molly Wizenberg
  • 10 - 12 plums , pitted and cut into quarters
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground instant tapioca
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1 recipe flaky tart dough
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Combine plums, sugar, tapioca, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside while the oven preheats and you prepare crust.

  2. Roll tart dough out on a floured section of parchment paper. Fold in half or quarters, unfold in a 10-inch buttered tart pan, gently press into the sides. Trim any excess dough from the edge. Starting in the center, push plums into the crust skin side down in a spiral. Finish with a squeeze of lemon and a liberal sprinkle of sugar.

  3. Place on a cookie sheet and cook until the crust is golden and the plums are tender with juices bubbling, 40 - 45 minutes. Let tart cool for at least a half hour.

  4. Slice and serve with a dollop of unsweetened whipped cream.