Welcome autumn – let’s make a plum tart!

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According to my blog plan I wanted to show you some pictures of one of the places I travelled to a while ago…but then my mum last weekend suggested making a plum tart and after I made it I really had to take some pictures to share it here on the blog. Well, plans are here to be changed, aren’t they ;).
It is a really great recipe and the cake is so, so delicious.

My mum told me she has been using this recipe for years and it is one of her favourites. In the last weeks she has already made several plum tarts.
The beauty of the cake is that there are only few ingredients and that it is super quick to make. There is no waiting involved as the dough doesn’t have to rest in the fridge etc.

Have a look below and give it a try :).

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Plum tart
(for one 30cm spring form or two small sandwich forms)

For the crumbs:
200g butter
150g sugar
Salt
1 egg
400g flour

For the filling:
approx. 900g plums (not too soft if possible)
50g dark sugar

3 tbsp icing sugar
whipped cream

For the dough melt the butter, but don’t heat it very much. Mix with the sugar, a pinch of salt, the egg and 200g flour. Add the remaining flour until the mixture resembles crumbs. Should the mixture crumbs still be too wet just a little bit more flour.

Grease the form and heat the baking oven to 180 degrees. Press half of the crumbs in the form(s) so that the floor and the sides of the form are  evenly covered.

Wash the plums, dry them and half them. Put in the form with the round parts facing the bottom. Add the sugar evenly on top and do the same with the crumbs.

Bake for around 1 hour until it is golden brown. Let cool completely, cover with a bit of icing sugar and serve with whipped cream.

Aaaaand: enjoy! 🙂

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I’m sure there are plenty of similar recipes out there but I just love how straight forward it is to make it, how little ingredients you need and most importantly: how tasty it is :).
I think I will also try it with peaches and apples.

Give it a try whilst there are still plums out there 🙂

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