1 Recipe Flaky Butter Pastry -vanilla extract
Flour for rolling 7 tb Sugar
1 lb Ripe plums 2 tb All-purpose flour
1 ts Kirsch, framboise, or 1 ts Unsalted butter
Roll out the dough as directed for the desired tart size. Transfer the
dough to a baking sheet and refrigerate while you prepare the plums.
Slice the plums in half through the stem and remove the pits. Slice
each half into 1/4-inch slices. You should have about 3 C of fruit.
Place the plums in a bowl and toss with the kirsch and 6 T of sugar.
Set mixture aside.
In a small bowl, combine the 2 tablespoons of flour with the remaining
Remove the dough from the refrigerator and sprinkle the flour-sugar
mixture over the dough, leaving a border uncovered as directed above.
Arrange the plum slices evenly over the flour-sugar mixture. Fold the
rim of dough over the plums, crimping the seams lightly with
moistened fingers. Shave the butter on top of the plums.
Bake the tart in a preheated 400’F oven as directed above.
House Beautiful/August/1994 Scanned and fixed by Di and Gary