Darina Allen’s Tuscan Plum Tart

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August 17, 2016 by dgarnett2013

Darina Allen’s Tuscan Plum Tart: Sarah Raven’s Garden Cook Book



For 10 – 12

  • 450g sugar
  • 900g plums
  • 150g soft butter
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 3 eggs
  • creme fraiche or softly whipped cream to serve


Use a 25cm saute pan or cast-iron frying pan.

Preheat the oven to 170℃.

Put 275g sugar and 150ml water into the pan and stir over a medium heat until the sugar dissolves, then cook without stirring until the sugar caramelises to a rich golden brown.

Meanwhile, halve and stone the plums and then arrange, cut side down, in a single layer over the caramel in the pan.

Put the butter, remaining sugar and flour into the bowl of a food processor and whiz for a second or two.

Add the eggs and stop whizzing as soon as the mixture comes together. Spoon over the plums and spread gently in as even a layer as possible.

Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour. The centre should be firm to the touch and the edges slightly shrunk from the sides of the pan.

Allow to rest in the pan for 4 – 5 mins before flipping over.

Serve with vanilla ice cream, creme fraiche or softly whipped cream.

Made while the wondrous Henry Kerrey was staying and helping look after Rose and Charlie.

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