Autumn Plum Frangipane Tart

by grainnep

plum collage

plum bakewell

This tart makes use of delicious plums in abundance right now though you could use nectarines or apples equally. For me though, there is something about this time of year with cold mornings, a touch of frost but warming up in the day that seems right for plums, and this tart is perfect after a weekend walk looking for conkers or blackberries – which would also be equally delicious too!.

Plum Frangipane Tart

Oven at 180C
70gr almond flour
7gr plain GF flour
70gr butter
70gr icing sugar
1 egg

1 Quantity Pastry (Below)
5 ripe plums

Sift almond flour
Add the plain flour and whisk together
Whisk the butter until soft and white
Sift in the icing sugar then add the almond flour mix, beating on low speed until incorporated then increase the speed
and beat until soft and creamy
Beat in the egg until smooth and beaten in. Transfer to a bowl until needed, cover the surface with cling.
This can be kept in the fridge for up to 4 days.

To make the pastry, combine 200gr plain flour with 22gr icing sugar with 20gr almond flour
Place 100gr unsalted butter into a mixing bowl with a paddle attachment and cream on medium.
Beat in the flour mix in 2 additions scraping down the bowl from time to time until all fully incorporated.
Add 1 egg and beat well. Empty the dough out onto the counter and knead gently to bring the pastry together.
Wrap the pastry in cling and place in the fridge to chill.

Roll out the dough and line an 8″ tart tin
Fill the pastry shell with the almond cream
Cut the plums into 1/8inch slices
(Poach the plums if they are not very ripe)
Arrange a ring of overlapping plums around the tart
Continue with a second ring which slightly overlaps the first
Arrange the remaining plum slices in the centre

Bake for about 45 minutes until the crust is well browned
Cool to room temp before serving to prevent the juices from running out
Serve with cream or ice cream – delicious