Plum Frangipane Tart

Plum Frangipane Tart


Posted 7th November

Serves 8

For the dough:

200g Schär Mix It! Universal

15g caster sugar

100g butter

1 medium egg, beaten

1-2tbsp cold water

 

For the filling:

110g butter at room temperature

110g caster sugar

2 large eggs, beaten

100g ground almonds

25g Schär Mix It! Universal

½tsp almond extract

4-5 plums, skinned

 

Finishing touches:

50g apricot jam

A little bit of lemon juice

 

Method:

1.     Pre-heat the oven to 190°/170°C Fan/Gas Mark 5.

2.     To make the pastry: Place the Schär Mix It! Universal and caster sugar in a bowl, cut the butter pieces into cubes and rub into the mix. Make a well in the centre, add the beaten egg and water, and stir with a round bladed knife to combine. Then bring the mixture together into a ball.

3.     Chill the pastry for 20 minutes. Dust the work surface with Schär Mix It! Universal and knead the pastry for 1-2 minutes until pliable. Roll out into a circle to fit the base and edges of a 23cm loose-bottomed flan dish, chill while you make the frangipane filling.

4.     Beat the butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl; gradually add the eggs, beating well after each addition. Add the almond extract, stir in the ground almonds and Schär Mix It! Universal. Pour the frangipane over the pastry base, spreading it evenly.

5.     Halve the plums and remove the stones, slice them into thin slices and arrange over the frangipane, ensuring the plum slices slightly overlap one another.

6.     Place in the pre-heated oven and cook for 30 minutes until the frangipane is set. Take out of the oven and sprinkle caster sugar over the plums. Put back into the oven and continue cooking for a further 10-15 minutes.

7.     Once the cake has cooled, remove from the tin and place onto a baking sheet. Before serving, spread the apricot jam (add a little lemon juice if the jam is very dense) over the plums to glaze. The tart is best served warm with cream or Greek yoghurt.






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