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Monday, September 13, 2010

Quick and Delicious Plum Tart

This delicious plum tart is very easy to make and you can substitute the plums with and fruit you like, apples, peaches, apricots, cherries, rubarb, red or black currents or even blueberries.

These kind of tarts are very traditional for the NorthEast of Switzerland and every bakery, or deli usually carries them in their cases. Fridays, in some regions, are still observed as meatless days and these tarts are a great way to go.

They are super easy and very quick to make, especially it you can buy your pie crust ready made. For this version I used fresh ripe plums and in 35 minutes I had a sweet and delicious meal.

You will need:

1 store bought pie crust
4 oz or 125 ml milk (or cream if you like it richer)
1 egg
4 large plums
2 tbsp almond meal
1 tbsp plain breadcrumbs
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 tbsp sugar

Butter a 10 inch pie/tart pan and place the rolled up pastry in it, then sprinkle on the almond meal and the breadcrumbs.

Wash the plums, cut them in half and then make about six slices of every half, layer the plums on top of the breadcrumb/almond mix in a nice pattern, sprinkle with a little bit of sugar and bake in the pre-heated 400 degree oven for about 15 minutes.

While the tart bakes, whisk together, the egg, milk, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Once the tart has baked for 15 minutes, remove it from the oven and pour over the custard mixture. Return to the oven and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes, remove from the oven and cool slightly, then serve.

You could also serve it cold, or as a dessert with some vanilla ice cream! Bon Appetit!

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