Limoncello plum tart

Limoncello plum tart

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Prep: 35 mins - 45 mins Cook: 20 mins - 30 mins Plus chilling & cooling time

Easy

Cuts into 12 slices
A melt-in-the-mouth dessert that can be prepared ahead

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal924
  • fat57g
  • saturates25g
  • carbs83g
  • sugars38g
  • fibre4g
  • protein14g
  • salt0.86g
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Ingredients

  • 500g ready-made shortcrust pastry
  • zest and juice of 2 unwaxed lemons
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  • 4 tbsp double cream
  • 100g pack ground almonds
  • 5 eggs
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  • 100g butter, melted
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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 8 tbsp limoncello liqueur
  • 6 plums, stoned and cut into wedges
    Plum

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    The juiciest fruit in the stone fruit family, plums come in many different varieties, some sweet…

  • 200g golden caster sugar

Method

  1. Roll out the pastry and use to line a loose-bottomed tart tin, 25cm diameter and about 3.5-4cm deep. Chill for at least half an hour.

  2. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Line the pastry with greaseproof paper, fill with baking beans and bake blind for 15 mins. Remove beans and paper.

  3. Put the lemon zest and juice, cream, almonds, sugar, eggs and melted butter in a large bowl and whisk until smooth then stir in the limoncello.

  4. Put the plums in the pastry case then pour the custard mixture over. Bake for about 20-30 mins until the custard is just set. Allow to cool then dredge with icing sugar before serving.

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emsmith
4th Jul, 2011
5.05
Sublime! Was a little concerned at the amount of limoncello as I was adding it wasn't at all overpowering in the finished product and provided a real depth of flavour that lemon juice and zest alone wouldn't have delivered. I had rather a lot of the filling left over but managed to produce a mini-tart with the leftover pastry trimmings. Bonus!
sascha
22nd Jun, 2011
4.05
I served the filling without the pastry base, as a kind of clafouti. And found it more digestable and less calories!
therealheidi
1st Jan, 2011
4.05
Just wonderful, needs a good 24 hours in the fridge for perfection and about 50g less sugar or you loose all the tartness of the lemon.
nkakanskas
4th Nov, 2010
5.05
taste great and really simple to make, would be good to know whether this can be frozen since, as delicious as it is, 1 tart is too much for 2 people.
susandjohnson
1st Oct, 2010
Louise, limoncello is a vodka based liqueur which you can make yourself and there is a recipe for it on this website. I'm not sure what you could use instead I'm afraid but the recipe has about 4 ingredients so it might be worth having a try! Susan.
lucymolly99
13th Sep, 2010
5.05
My sister made this yesterday and being a person who cant stand limoncello it was amazing! Really tasty, she did use alot more plums and it worked really well. Also the tin was smaller so had lots of mixture left over so will be making another this week! It was cooked for longer too as it had not yet set in the cooking time stated. Yum Yum
woodcon
23rd Aug, 2010
What a fantastic way to eat plums!I Had just been given a bottle of limoncello as a present from Italy. I think it is one of the best tarts I've tasted. Better have a dinner party to show off. Thanks Gino.
yinkli
9th Jun, 2010
4.05
delicious flavour, but I think I would try and be organised enough to make my own pastry next time!
monkeynun
23rd Aug, 2009
5.05
I made this without the limoncello (didn't have any and making for the kids to share) and it was amazing! Really easy to make and looks very impressive. Might replace the plum with raspberries next time...
louiselefevre
15th Aug, 2009
I'd like to know what the limoncello is please? Any hints? Alchool I'd guess. What happens if you use something else? Thanks

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