Plum tart

This is my dad’s famous recipe! It is so easy and quick to make, but delicious–sweet and tart at the same time.

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Water (~1-2 teaspoons, if needed)

Tart

  • ~20 Prune plums (these are available in the fall)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of sugar

Directions

>>Preheat oven to 375

1) In a food processor, mix the ingredients for the crust (butter, flour and sugar). If the crust isn’t holding together well, you can add water. Add at most one teaspoon at a time–it will quickly become too sticky!

2) Take the dough for the crust and press it into a greased tart pan.

3) Cut the prune plums in half. There is a line on the prune plum; if you cut along the line, it will be easy to split them and take out the pits.

4) Arrange the prune plums on the crust. I start along the outer edge, slightly overlapping each plum with the one before it.

5) Sprinkle a 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of sugar on top of the tart. My dad uses a 1/2 cup I used a 1/4 cup. It depends on how sweet you want it! It will seem like a lot of sugar, but the plums will absorb it as it cooks.

6) Cook the plum tart for the better part of an hour, around 50 minutes, or until the crust is lightly brown and the plums are hot and juicy.

7) Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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