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
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
- 1 egg yolk
- 3/4 to 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 pounds plums, quartered (about 4 cups)
- In a mixing bowl, cream butter and 3 tablespoons sugar until 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 10-in. pie plate.
- 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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Reviewed Aug. 31, 2017
"I haven't made this yet - BUT - why isn't there any sugar sprinkled over the plums ?"
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2011
"This was very easy to make and delicious!"