Artwork by Jacob

Artwork by Jacob

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Simplest Plum Tart

Tuesdays with Dorie
Baking Chez Moi

This month is going to be a fruity month for Baking Chez Moi. I had already purchased my peaches for our Brown Butter Peach Tourte when I found these Italian plums. I am not familiar with Italian plums so I did a little research and found they are also called Empress or prune plums. My local grocery store had a new shipment of Empress plums so I changed my dessert tout sweet.

It is a simple tart. Ingredients are just crumbs, in my case graham cracker crumbs, plums, and cinnamon and sugar. An hour later and you have a golden tart.

You really need to be a plum lover to enjoy this dessert. I served mine with whipped cream. I liked it but my family is not crazy about plums so the rest of my tart went to work with me where I shared it.

Simplest Plum Tart page 153.


  1. Ok I thought I had done something wrong with mine - it was less composed than I imagined - the plums didn't stay put when the tart was cut and the sugar that spilled onto the crumbs never melted. I loved the flavours but as a dessert it was odd. I made both this weekend bit might make this one again and post later this month.

    1. I agree with you on this one Mardi. My sugar never melted either. The dessert was odd and one of the few times my husband said "take it to work".

  2. Your Tart looks great - I was wondering what this one looked like. Mine won't be pretty - I will have to use canned plums.

  3. Your tart is very pretty. I've made this already and agree you do have to love plums to enjoy it.

  4. After reading this, you convinced me that this may be a good time to look for the seasonal plums. This simple plum tart looks lovely.