Plum & almond pastry

Plum & almond pastry

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

This open fruit tart looks and tastes fantastic for very little effort - frangipane flavours complement sugar plums

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
408
protein
7g
carbs
43g
fat
23g
saturates
8g
fibre
3g
sugar
23g
salt
0.5g

Ingredients

  • 320g all-butter puff pastry sheet
  • 4 tbsp ground almonds
  • 800g plums, halved and stoned
  • 25g flaked almonds
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar, plus extra to serve

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Line a very large rectangular baking sheet with baking parchment. Unravel the roll of pastry and carefully lift on top. Sprinkle over the ground almonds and scatter the plums to make an even layer. Sprinkle with the flaked almonds, then the sugar.
  2. Bake for 18-20 mins until the pastry is golden and the plums are tender. Allow to stand for 10 mins to cool a little, then sprinkle with a little more sugar and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2012

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debbieknight123's picture
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This is a very quick simple recipe. To lessen the chance of a soggy bottom, I let the pastry sit unrolled on a unheated baking tray (on parchment) for about 10 mins. Made sure the oven was nice and hot and put the completed tart onto the middle shelf. I also cooked it 8 mins longer but watched it like a hawk as it would soon burn. I also used a sharp knife to score a 2cm edge all around the pastry, this causes the pastry to rise in a lovely rectangle shape around the plums. I then sprinkled with more sugar as it came out of the oven and drizzled with honey. Lovely dessert if you need something quick and not too fussy. I couldn't taste the ground almonds, but the flaked almonds add a lovely texture to the soft cooked plums.

rpchambe's picture

I was disappointed. Mind you, I did use my own pastry but that's usually OK. I felt the ground almonds should have been mixed with something to make them moist. They just sat there, crumbly, and the plums just sat on top. I'd be interested to know how Charlottecorday got hers to be deliciously soggy.

charlottecorday's picture
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Deliciously soggy :)

lizleicester's picture
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Ridiculously easy way to make a delicious pudding. Will try the apricot suggestion next time, and fancy apple and blackberry at this time of year...

recipejunkie's picture
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Tried it with apricots and it was even better.

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