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Plum Tart Recipe

Plum Tart Recipe

We have a plum tree in our yard, and some years it's so full of fruit that its branches have to be propped up. I always make one or two tarts to freeze for later.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cold water
  • FILLING:
  • 2 cups fresh sliced plums (about 3 large)
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1/4 teaspoon sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt; cut in the shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until a ball forms. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1-1/2 hours.
  • 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry into a 9-in. circle. Transfer to a foil-lined 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  • 3. In a bowl, combine the plums, 3 tablespoons sugar and flour. Place in the center of pastry. Bring edges of pastry over filling, leaving 3-1/2 in. of filling uncovered. Brush pastry with egg white, then sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  • 4. Bake at 375° for 40-45 minutes or until bubbly and crust is golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

> 1 piece equals 381 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 164 mg sodium, 58 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.