Plum and lemon tart

plum tart




  • 125gr softened butter
  • 60 gr icing sugar
  • 1 tbspn milk
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 175 gr plain flour

Tart filling

  • 4 – 5 Plums
  • Zest/juice 2 lemons
  • 100ml double cream
  • 5 eggs
  • 100gr melted butter
  • 150 gr ground almonds
  • 200 gr sugar


Baking is always more fun with good tunes in the background! Wack on a bit of Ziggy Marley  whilst creating this tasty tart!



  1. Cream butter and sugar til pale. Add egg yolk and cream. Sift in the flour and combine well. Turn onto floured work surface and knead lightly until the pastry forms a ball. Chill for at least 4 hours.
  2. Roll out pastry, and line it in a loose bottomed tart tin. Puncture holes in the pastry with a fork(helps create a bubble free, crisp pastry) and blind bake at 170 for 15 minutes.
  3. In the meantime prepare your filling. Mix zest/juice of lemons, eggs, cream, butter, sugar almonds in a bowl.
  4. Halve or quarter the plums, depending on personal preference, and lay them in the baked pastry case.
  5. Pour over the custard. Bake at 180 for 20 – 30 minutes.
  6. Cool and smother in icing sugar….simple!

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