My favourite Plum Tart

 I found a punnet of ripe plums lurking,  so made my favourite plum tart recipe with a few tweaks. I didn’t have the correct amount of plums so couldn’t pack them in, but it still tastes delicious. It has a layer of pastry, then cinnamon sugar, plums and a delicious topping of brown sugar, egg and crème fraîche.

Pastry- 250g plain flour, 175g butter cut into pieces, 1 medium egg yolk
Filling- 1/2 tspn cinnamon mixed with 2 tbspn soft brown sugar, 750g of plums, halved then quartered.
Topping- 1medium egg and 1 yolk, 125g crème fraîche, 45g soft brown sugar

Oven 200C/gas6.  28cm flan tin
Rub fat into flour.,Add yolk and 1-2 tbspn water to make a firm dough. Roll out and line the tin. Prick the base and put in fridge for 30 mins.
Filling- Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the pastry. Arrange the plums cut side up, packing tightly. Any left over cut in half again and make a pattern on top, cut side down. 
Topping- mix all the ingredients together and spoon over the plums. 
Bake for 25-30 mins till golden.


The poor old plum is such an underrated fruit and you've celebrated it very well here.

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