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Rustic Plum Tart

A rustic plum tart is one of those recipes that you will want to pull out and make on a cool fall day with a nice cup of hot tea. This recipe is completely from scratch but so easy. Trust me, you will impress anyone with this show-stopping delicious tart.

baked rustic plum tart on a white plate

Easy From Scratch Recipe

So this is my first time trying this plum tart recipe and let me tell you, I will be making this again and again. I have already thought that this will be added to my list of Thanksgiving desserts because of how amazingly simple and delicious it is, not to mention how beautiful it looks. It looks as if I was working away in the kitchen all day baking when really this is one of the quickest desserts to put together in my opinion.

Plus, I love the rusticness of this tart, it truly warms the soul. With hand-pressed fresh pastry dough and hand-sliced ripe plums, it’s so perfect! The flavor of this tart is out of this world. It has everything you could ask for, the buttery crust, the sweet almond filling, and the sweet yet tartness of the fresh plums, it’s absolutely delectable.

Plums

Not only do plums have some amazing health benefits, but they are also so delicious when they are in their prime seasons from May to October. They are one of my favorite fruits to scout for while at the farmer’s markets and seem to always be the best from July to October. Plums offer so many health benefits as well such as being high in vitamin C, and full of fiber, which also brings a bunch of great health benefits.

How To Make A Rustic Plum Tart – Step By Step

  • First things first, we need to make our amazing dough that’s going to encase our delicious plums and filling.
  • Start off with a large mixing bowl, add flour, salt, and sugar and give it a good wisk.
  • Next, add in cut-up cold butter, the colder the butter the better.
Cold diced butter in a mixing bowl with flour mixture.
  • Using a pastry cutter, blend the butter into the flour mixture, we are looking to have tiny clumps of butter throughout the flour mixture.
  • Once the butter has been incorporated well into the flour add in two tablespoons of ice water, give it a stir. If the dough seems very dry keep adding some ice water, one tablespoon at a time. Once the dough starts to come together and form a ball, gather the dough together.
  • When you have your ball of dough together, wrap it in saran wrap and place it in your fridge for at least one hour.
Dough wrapped in plastic wrap ready for the chilling process.
  • While your dough is chilling let’s prepare the filling for that amazing buttery dough. To make the filling take two tablespoons of sliced almonds, sugar, and a tiny bit of flour and toss that all into your blender.
  • After giving it a few pulses in your blender you should have something that looks like cornmeal, it should be very fine like a powder, but you should still be able to see some bits of almond in there.
  • Set aside your almond mixture, wash and dry your plums, pit them, then slice them into thin slices.
  • After your dough is done chilling, take a silicone baking sheet and spread a bit of flour on the sheet, and place your dough ball unwrapped in the center.
  • We now need to roll out dough ball out into about a 9-inch circle.
Rolled out dough on a silicone sheet.
  • Your dough should be about a quarter of an inch thick.
  • Next, add your almond filling on top of the dough but leave a two to three-inch clean border around the outside.
  • Take your thinly sliced plums and lay them in straight lines across the almond filling.
Plums are laid out in lines on top of dough and almond filling.
  • Flute the edges around the filling and plums creating almost a bowl to encase all the amazingness.
Plum Tart before going into the oven.
  • Once your plum tart is looking like the above picture, take the silicone baking sheet with the plum tart on top and put it right onto a baking sheet, place it in a 350 degree preheated oven on the middle rack, and bake for about 40-60 minutes depending on the side of your tart.
  • You will know your tart is ready when the inside is bubbly hot.
  • Make sure once you take your tart out of the oven to let it completely cool before enjoying it, the tart needs a little time to set once it is out of the oven.
  • Enjoy!
Baked Plum Tart.

Can You Use A Pre-Made Pie Crust?

You could absolutely use a pre-made pie crust, but to me, this dough is so easy to make and the taste is so much better than a store-bought pie crust. But, if you are in a pinch you could absolutely use the store-bought kind.

If you buy a store-bought pie crust this would also cut down the time needed in this recipe because you wouldn’t have to make the dough or wait for it to chill in the fridge.

Could You Prepare This Plum Tart Ahead Of Time?

With this rustic plum tart, you could make the dough and the almond filling ahead of time, you could even freeze both to have this delicious tart on deck anytime you have some extra plums on hand!

Freezing homemade pie dough is amazing, it is always nice to make a bigger batch so you can skip the process altogether no matter what recipe you are making. Just make sure to wrap your dough securely so that you don’t get any freezer burn.

You could even make the almond filling and freeze it as well. You would prepare it the same way as mentioned above then placed in a freezer safe container.

Freshly baked plum tart.
Rustic Plum Tart

Rustic Plum Tart

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes

Dive into this insanely easy recipe for a rustic plum tart that you will make again and again. With a delicious almond filling and crispy butter crust, no one can resist.

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Stick (1/2 Cup) Very Cold Butter
  • 2-6 Tablespoons of Ice Cold Water 

Filling

  • 1 Tablespoon All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Sliced Almonds
  • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar 
  • 2-3 Plums Thinly Sliced

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl add in your flour, sugar, salt, and give it a good mix with a wish to incorporate all the dry ingredients.
  2. Dice cold butter into small cubes and add into the flour mixture, using a pastry cutter cut up your butter into small pea-sized pieces.
  3. Add in two tablespoons of ice-cold water and mix the dough and butter, keep adding water one tablespoon at a time until the dough starts to come together.
  4. Form dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap to set, place in your fridge and let it chill for at least one hour.
  5. Next, make the almond filling.
  6. Take the sliced almonds, flour, sugar, and toss them into a blender and blend it together until you have a powder-like consistency. Set Aside.
  7. Wash and pit your plums, slice them into thinly sliced pieces.
  8. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  9. Once the dough has chilled for about 1-hour place the dough on a floured surface something you can transport the tart on into the oven, I used a silicone baking sheet.
  10. Roll the dough into a 9-inch circle.
  11. Place the almond powder filling in the middle and leave about a 2 to 3-inch clean border around the edges.
  12. Line up your sliced plums in nice straight lines across the top of the almond filling.
  13. Flute the edges of the dough to make an almost bowl-like appearance encasing your almond filling and sliced plums.
  14. Take your entire silicone sheet and place it onto a baking sheet.
  15. Bake for about 55 Minutes or until the crust has slightly browned and the plums are bubbly hot.
  16. Make sure to cool your tart completely before diving in to enjoy!
  17. Store this tart in the fridge and enjoy it later that is, if it makes it to that point!

Notes

You will need a pastry cutter or a food processor to prepare the dough for the crust, personally, I prefer a pastry cutter.

If you do not have a blender to make the almond filling, you could always place the ingredients in a sandwich bag and use a rolling pin to crush up the ingredients to a fine powder.

Rustic Plum Tart

Rustic Plum Tart

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes

Dive into this insanely easy recipe for a rustic plum tart that you will make again and again. With a delicious almond filling and crispy butter crust, no one can resist.

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Stick (1/2 Cup) Very Cold Butter
  • 2-6 Tablespoons of Ice Cold Water 

Filling

  • 1 Tablespoon All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Sliced Almonds
  • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar 
  • 2-3 Plums Thinly Sliced

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl add in your flour, sugar, salt, and give it a good mix with a wish to incorporate all the dry ingredients.
  2. Dice cold butter into small cubes and add into the flour mixture, using a pastry cutter cut up your butter into small pea-sized pieces.
  3. Add in two tablespoons of ice-cold water and mix the dough and butter, keep adding water one tablespoon at a time until the dough starts to come together.
  4. Form dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap to set, place in your fridge and let it chill for at least one hour.
  5. Next, make the almond filling.
  6. Take the sliced almonds, flour, sugar, and toss them into a blender and blend it together until you have a powder-like consistency. Set Aside.
  7. Wash and pit your plums, slice them into thinly sliced pieces.
  8. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  9. Once the dough has chilled for about 1-hour place the dough on a floured surface something you can transport the tart on into the oven, I used a silicone baking sheet.
  10. Roll the dough into a 9-inch circle.
  11. Place the almond powder filling in the middle and leave about a 2 to 3-inch clean border around the edges.
  12. Line up your sliced plums in nice straight lines across the top of the almond filling.
  13. Flute the edges of the dough to make an almost bowl-like appearance encasing your almond filling and sliced plums.
  14. Take your entire silicone sheet and place it onto a baking sheet.
  15. Bake for about 55 Minutes or until the crust has slightly browned and the plums are bubbly hot.
  16. Make sure to cool your tart completely before diving in to enjoy!
  17. Store this tart in the fridge and enjoy it later that is, if it makes it to that point!

Notes

You will need a pastry cutter or a food processor to prepare the dough for the crust, personally, I prefer a pastry cutter.

If you do not have a blender to make the almond filling, you could always place the ingredients in a sandwich bag and use a rolling pin to crush up the ingredients to a fine powder.

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