Simplest Plum Tart

Tuesdays with Dorie
Baking Chez Moi
This month is going to be a fruity month for Baking Chez Moi. I had already purchased my peaches for our Brown Butter Peach Tourte when I found these Italian plums. I am not familiar with Italian plums so I did a little research and found they are also called Empress or prune plums. My local grocery store had a new shipment of Empress plums so I changed my dessert tout sweet.

It is a simple tart. Ingredients are just crumbs, in my case graham cracker crumbs, plums, and cinnamon and sugar. An hour later and you have a golden tart.

You really need to be a plum lover to enjoy this dessert. I served mine with whipped cream. I liked it but my family is not crazy about plums so the rest of my tart went to work with me where I shared it.

Simplest Plum Tart page 153.
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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Ok I thought I had done something wrong with mine – it was less composed than I imagined – the plums didn't stay put when the tart was cut and the sugar that spilled onto the crumbs never melted. I loved the flavours but as a dessert it was odd. I made both this weekend bit might make this one again and post later this month.

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  2. Cakelaw says:

    Your Tart looks great – I was wondering what this one looked like. Mine won't be pretty – I will have to use canned plums.

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  3. Diane Zwang says:

    I agree with you on this one Mardi. My sugar never melted either. The dessert was odd and one of the few times my husband said \”take it to work\”.

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  4. Zosia says:

    Your tart is very pretty. I've made this already and agree you do have to love plums to enjoy it.

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  5. Flourishen says:

    After reading this, you convinced me that this may be a good time to look for the seasonal plums. This simple plum tart looks lovely.

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