Almond-Plum Tart Recipe

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Aaron Published: September 22, 2021
Almond-Plum Tart Recipe

How To Make Almond-Plum Tart

Fresh and juicy plum tart comes topped with almonds too to make a sweet and rich dessert that’s perfect for indulging this summer.

Preparation: 2 hours
Cooking: 1 hour
Total: 3 hours

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1cupalmonds,slivered
  • 3tbspsugar,granulated
  • 2tspwater
  • 3tbspunsalted butter
  • 5tbsplight brown sugar,packed
  • ¼cupchambord
  • 5ripe plums,(1 lb)
  • ½cupalmonds,slivered, for the tart
  • tbspall-purpose flour,plus more for dusting
  • 2largeeggs
  • 1tbsppure vanilla extract
  • 14ozall-butter puff pastry

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees . In a bowl, toss the almonds, sugar, and water until coated. Spread the almonds on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

  2. Bake for about 11 minutes, stirring once and rotating the baking sheet, until golden; let cool. Break up any large pieces.

  3. In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter with 3 tablespoons of the brown sugar over moderately high heat for 1 minute. Add the Chambord and bring to a simmer.

  4. Add the plums and cook, stirring occasionally, until the edges begin to soften. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the plums to a baking sheet to cool. Reserve the juices in the skillet.

  5. In a food processor, grind the almonds until very fine. In a medium bowl, combine the remaining 2 tablespoons each of butter and brown sugar.

  6. Stir in the half cup of ground almonds and the 1½ tablespoons of flour. Add 1 egg and the vanilla and stir until fully incorporated. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry to a rough 13×11-inch rectangle.

  7. Cut the pastry in half lengthwise and transfer one piece to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. In a small bowl, beat the remaining egg. Lightly brush the beaten egg over the pastry on the baking sheet.

  8. Cut out the center of the remaining piece of pastry, leaving a 1-inch-wide rectangular border; reserve the center for another use. Neatly lay the pastry frame on the rectangle on the baking sheet. Lightly brush the border with the beaten egg.

  9. Spread the almond mixture over the base of the pastry. Arrange the plums on the almond filling and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, until chilled.

  10. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Bake the tart for 1 hour, until the pastry is golden brown and cooked through. Let stand for 15 minutes, or until cooled slightly.

  11. Brush the plums with the Chambord juices. Cut the tart crosswise into slices and garnish with the almond crunch (or sliced almonds). Serve the tart warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 773.48kcal
  • Fat: 50.61g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.93g
  • Trans Fat: 0.24g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 27.75g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.22g
  • Carbohydrates: 63.10g
  • Fiber: 6.28g
  • Sugar: 25.15g
  • Protein: 15.15g
  • Cholesterol: 77.27mg
  • Sodium: 192.92mg
  • Calcium: 124.15mg
  • Potassium: 432.40mg
  • Iron: 3.56mg
  • Vitamin A: 84.58µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.22mg
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