Indulge in a mouthwatering symphony of flavors with our irresistible Red Plum Tart. Picture a golden, buttery crust cradling a luscious ensemble of juicy, ruby-red plums with vanilla beans.
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Plums are such beautiful fruit. I love all their colors, from yellow to deep dark purple, and the silvery-white bloom covering the plum makes them distinct. Red plums are my favorite; I love the sweet and tart flavor, and these plums are perfect for baking.
My beautiful red plums!!!
When you bake plums, it deepens their flavor and caramelizes the juices, making them gloriously delicious. Today's recipe for the plum tart is quick to make because it uses just four ingredients, red plums, puff pastry, sugar, and a vanilla bean.
Your first step is to roll out the thawed puff pastry and then sprinkle the dough with vanilla sugar.
Since my tart pan is a rectangle and 14 inches long I rolled both pieces of the puff pastry together so it will fit in the pan.
Layer in the sliced plums.
Here's the trick for making this tart: pack in the plum slices since they shrink, and a lot of fruit keeps the crust from collapsing and losing its shape. Hey, ya want it to look as pretty as it tastes?
Sprinkle the remaining vanilla sugar over the top of the plums. That's it, now let's bake a tart!
In 20 minutes, you can have this tasty dessert on your table that will make everyone ooh and ahh over this luscious tart.
I know you are thinking, hey, I've got a ton of peaches in my fruit bowl, and no plums are in sight. Well, this recipe is adaptable to all kinds of stone fruits, so use those peaches, apricots, or nectarines, and this tart will be just as good.
This easy Peach Almond Tart is similar but with a sweet almond filling. We love this Apple Pecan Tart for an easy fall dessert with fresh apples.
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Red Plum Tart with Vanilla Bean
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- Preheat oven to 400℉ degrees.
- On a floured surface roll the thawed puff pastry big enough to fit the tart pan.
- Lay the pastry into the pan and trim edges.
- Put the sugar in a bowl and split the vanilla bean and scrape the seeds into the sugar. Mix to combine.
- Sprinkle the desired amount of the vanilla sugar into the bottom of the tart.
- Slice the plums into thin slices. Arrange the slices cut side down so they are overlapping.
- Sprinkle the rest of the vanilla sugar over the plums.
- Bake for approximately 20 minutes until the pastry is golden and the plums are baked through.
The beauty of this tart is its simplicity of flavor. The vanilla bean and sugar bring out the sweetness of the plums and the flaky puff pastry adds a yummy buttery flavor.
First published: Sept. 12, 2017, Last updated: August 23, 2022, for better readability.
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