German Plum Tart Recipe
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German Plum Tart Recipe

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The buttery crust of this fruit-filled treat melts in your mouth. You can substitute sliced apples or peaches for the plums with great results. I've used this crust with blueberries, too. -Helga Schlape, Florham Park, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 3/4 to 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 pounds plums, quartered (about 4 cups)

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 237 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and 3 tablespoons sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk. Gradually add flour, 1/4 cup at a time, until mixture forms a soft dough. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-in. pie plate.
  2. Arrange plums, skin side up with edges overlapping, in crust; sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 350° for 35-45 minutes or until crust is golden brown and fruit is tender. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as German Plum Tart in Taste of Home August/September 2003, p41

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SunnySandy User ID: 6102212 71083
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2011

"This was very easy to make and delicious!"

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