When it comes to making desserts, I always like to add some fruit to them, because there’s nothing that gives so much magic to a food such as fresh fruit.

In late spring an summer, it’s easy to find in our markets red plums, a fruit that is very juicy. And, although I usually prefer to eat them fresh, I can not deny that baked is exquisite, and as example, this plum almond tart.

Plum almond tart. Recipe

Tarta almendrada de ciruela. Receta
Categoría: Desserts
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Porciones: 8
Ingredientes / Ingredients
To the shortcrust pastry
  • 200 grams of flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 100 grams of butter
  • 3 tablespoons ice water
  • 1 egg
To fill
  • 150 grams of butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 75 grams of almonds
  • 75 grams of flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 400 grams of red plums
Preparación / Directions
To the shortcrust pastry
  1. First we're going to prepare a shortcrust pastry. So, we will need very cold cubed butter. In a bowl, place the flour mixed with salt, add the cutter and rub quickly with your hands until you have a sandy texture. Then add the egg and water, mix and empty the dough on a floured surface. Form a circle, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
To fill
  1. Using a food processor or blender, grind the almonds until it looks like flour.
  2. In a bowl place the butter, sugar, eggs, ground almonds, all-purpose flour, baking powder and vanilla extract. Beat until get a smooth dough.
  3. Cut the plums into quarters and remove the seeds.
To prepare the cake
  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC.
  2. Using a rolling pin, extend the dough on a floured surface until it exceeds 5 centimeters by the size of our tart pan. Put it into the mold and cut the excess dough with a knife.
  3. Empty the almond-flour dough on the base of the tart trying to cover all the surface.
  4. then, Place the plums over it, pressing down slightly. We do not care about the arrangment, since the dough will rise and them will be hidden.
  5. Finally, add some chopped almonds for garnish.
  6. Bake for 30 - 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Plum almond tart. Recipe

The texture of this plum almond tart is a bit sandy, soft, not too dry, and the flavor is very delicate. Results in a very light cake, since actually half of the dough is based on almonds, thereby reducing the amount of flour.

To accompany its delicate flavor, I suggest accompany a delicious cup of tea.

Bon Appetite!



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