Goodbye to Summer with a Plum and Almond Tart

I always find the changes in season very exciting. I am eager to cook with the new fruits and vegetables, bring home new flowers… I found some gorgeous decorative kale stems at my florist shop the other day that took my breath away. I am also known for drilling the produce “guy” about when they will be receiving this or that… it’s thrilling to me, like unwrapping presents.

But autumn also brought the cold virus into our house, getting our little boy sick. I am hoping he will recover soon since we have plane tickets to go home this weekend. So far, so good, so this Sunday, we shall be on a transatlantic plane headed home!


Before we leave though, I wanted to make a simple, rustic tart with the last of the stone fruits that are available to us. This is simple as can be. Fresh plums baked in an almond batter making a delicious afternoon snack.

Plum and Almond Tart

150 grams egg whites
155 grams sugar
70 grams flour
65 grams almond flour
190 grams unsalted butter, melted and cooled

Whisk together the egg whites and the sugar until combined. Add the flour and almond flour and mix. Slowly add the melted and cooled butter until it is incorporated. Refrigerate the batter overnight. Place the batter in a pastry bag and pipe it into tart pan. Fill the pan about half way up and top with halved plums.

Bake in a 350F oven until golden brown, which will take approximately 30 minutes, but it depends on the pan.


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67 Responses to “Goodbye to Summer with a Plum and Almond Tart”

  1. Sunshinemom says:

    Sounds good, look great – as always:) Happy journey and hope the little one is fit and fine!

  2. Smitteniche says:

    Ohh Aran, this looks absolutely divine! I recently discovered the joys of almond flour and was curious about what else I could use it in. A simple yet fabulous recipe!

  3. Christy says:

    So drool-worthy!! I need to post something spring-worthy. But I’ll have to wait til I come back from my vacation. Have fun with your family on yours, and I hope your son gets well in time! “See” you when I come back!

  4. Teal Chic says:

    This looks delicious! Gorgeous photos!!!

  5. limonana says:

    mmmm…looks so delicious..i’ve actually been hunting for recipes in which i could use plums! :o) i love the season change too, changes ones choice of ingredients entirely!

  6. nicisme says:

    We didn’t really get a summer here this year… but fruit tarts always make me feel summery, the colour of this is wonderful.
    Have a good flight home!

  7. Rustic, moreish & VERY PRETTY! With that stunner, I wouldn’t like to say goodbye to summer! Hope your little fella gets rid of his cold virus SOON…I’m sending some ‘get well soon vibes’ his way! BTW, I LOVE the tart pan…it’s gorgeous, as is the post, as always!

  8. Tendrás que estar contando los dias para Domingo! Espero que el niño mejore rapido! Que bonita la tarta, me encanta tu molde!

  9. How perfectly autumnal! Gorgeous colors.

  10. alice says:

    Lovely! What is the green sprinkled over the top of the fruit?

  11. the tart looks incredibly delicious and your photos are always just beautiful.

  12. Aran says:

    Thank you everyone!

    Alice- The green on top of the tart are chopped pistachios I tend to use them a lot!

  13. Mobula says:

    Que cosa más rica y fácil!!! En realida, ahora es cuando aquí en las islas tenemos verano, las temperaturas no han bajado de los 27-28º desde que se supone que comenzó el otoño…

    Bueno, seguramente estarás liadísima preparando las maletas para volver a casa… y el catarrillo de Jon, cosas de niños. Abrígalo en el avión, ya sabes, el aire acondicionado, para que llegue en plena forma y pueda disfrutar de sus abuelos…

    Besos,

    Ana

  14. barbara says:

    mmmm… delicious, thanks!!

  15. Bridget says:

    I love the way this looks. I’ve never made a plum tart…I’m going to give this a try.

    Hope your little one is feeling better!

  16. nadia says:

    Lovely, the photographs are beautiful. It definetely makes me think of the fall!

  17. You are just amazing. This is so beautiful. And the recipe is so simple! I actually have a tart pan just like this – I’m going to make this tart this weekend! My farmer’s market is full of plums. Have a wonderful trip!

  18. A beautiful tick-tack-toe of plummerie!
    Merci :)

  19. Jen Yu says:

    Looks and sounds delicious! Everyone has been posting plum tarts/cakes, but yours is by far the loveliest. I hope your boy recovers quickly and that you all have a wonderful trip home. Safe travels!

  20. Marianna says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! I’m taking note of the recipe to try it out! WONDERFUL (as usual of course!)

  21. Anita says:

    Aren’t all the plums lovey right now? I love how beautifully you laid out your tart. It’s wonderful to get inspiration from the changing seasons!

  22. This looks so mouth-watering! I can’t wait to try it.

    Have a safe and wonderful trip home!

  23. Simply gorgeous – as always!

  24. Tartelette says:

    Perfect transitional dessert…now I need a good cup of tea and a sit down!
    Have a safe trip home and enjoy every second of it!!

  25. I have a confession- almond batter is one of my favorite things to sample while I’m making a tart. This one is so beautiful….I am hoping to find the last of the stonefruits at the farmer’s markets this weekend, although we seem to be having a second summer with a recent heatwave! Thanks for the gorgeous photos.

  26. oooo yum Aran, was looking at amazing plums today and thinking I’k love to make something with them if I can’t get blackberries on Friday for my weekend baking. Maybe this I think or maybe some figs……….

  27. Bea says:

    Funny, I made a dessert really similar non Sunday. It’s the season! Have a wonderful wonderful trip, and come back refreshed!

  28. Lauren says:

    Wow, that looks amazing. I love almonds, and plums, so it sounds great to me!

  29. Tea says:

    How gorgeous!
    Hope you have a lovely visit and everyone is feeling healthy.

  30. PheMom says:

    I don’t know how you do it. I just don’t. Everything you make always looks incredible – not just the dish, but your styling skills are freakishly amazing – and I hope you know I mean that in the nicest (most jealous LOL) way! I hope your little guy is feeling better and that you have an amazing trip! Thanks again for the tips on my macarons attempt!

  31. simplesong says:

    this looks heavenly. i love plums.

  32. Ginnypa says:

    Boy does that look decadent…and such simple ingredients…
    Your photography is amazing as always.
    Now what is in the remekin?

  33. Sylvie says:

    It’s funny: my rustic cakes look rustic; yours look polished. My plum confections tasted good (Rusty’s Italian Plum Cake and Upside Down Plum Spiced Cake) but yours look fabulous! And I know they taste good too!

    I just got similar rectangular tart molds when I was in the big city last week (and a bunch of other baking stuff too), so I am going to have fun trying to make cakes & tarts that look more “suave”. Your blog is very inspiring, Aran.

    Sylvie
    http://www.LaughingDuckGardens.com/ldblog.php/

  34. Camille says:

    I hope your little one is feeling better, especially before you travel.

    I love the changes of season because each one offers something new and I look forward to that..which is why I can never pick my favorite season.

    The tart looks marvelous! I’ve seen a few good plum recipes lately and I just bought a some so I see something plum in my future.

  35. Zoe Francois says:

    Your tart is simply gorgeous and looks so comforting. I hope your son feels better and you all have a wonderful trip. I look forward to seeing what inspiration you bring back!

  36. chefectomy says:

    A lovely send off Aran. Have a wonderful trip!

    –Marc

  37. Alexa says:

    I hope your little boy feels better soon… And that you have a lovely trip. These pictures are like a beautiful painted autumn day. I have left you an award at my blog because I love your blog so much. Enjoy your vacation back home!

    All the best,
    Alexa

  38. 1. Have a great trip.
    2. This looks great and something I could easily. I saw some plums the other day… and I wanted to pick them up..now I have a reason.

  39. cindy* says:

    so pretty aran and what a fitting nod to the end of summer.

  40. it’s crazy how the calendar says “today is now officially autumn” and then its all of a sudden bloody freezing out! two sweaters already! oh well, the leaves are beautiful.

    today i made brownies just so i could heat the kitchen up!!

    your tart looks amazing—i think i will go to the apple and pumpkin orchards here soon, make tarts! pumpkin tart?? we’ll see.

    bon voyage!

  41. miri says:

    Dear Aran, how gorgeous is this tart! I also really love to bake with seasonal fruit. Hope your little boy gets better soon. Have a safe flight home!

  42. Hi Aran
    This looks gorgeous. I m mad about almonds. Thanks for the nice recipe. Have a nice trip :-)

  43. Esti says:

    Cada día… un poco más cerca.

    :)

  44. Aran says:

    Thank you everyone!

    Ginnypa- That is sweetened whipped cream in the ramekin.

  45. Alejandra says:

    This is really so beautiful!

  46. Lori says:

    What a beauty. That is just begging to be made by me.

  47. amy says:

    wow, i love the color contrast on those plums! looks amazing.

  48. Mrs.French says:

    my b has been all about the plums lately…he would love this. safe travels my friend…you will be missed.

  49. breadpitt says:

    pretty tart u have here, simple and eye comforting !

  50. Linnea says:

    Aran, I love the delicately scalloped edges. Your pictures are so bright and beautiful!!

  51. Maya says:

    I really like the recipe and the lovely photos! Have a safe and wonderful trip home!

  52. idu says:

    Ondo ondo pasa etxerako bidaian Aran! Eta ea Jon azkar sendatzen den.
    a, eta tarta…. igande honetan gonbidatuak ditudala, egingo dut, ea nola ateratzen den.. argazkikoa bezalakoa bada… ummmmmm

  53. Eileen says:

    Enjoy your trip and time at home Aran. The tart looks so good. Would like to have a slice of this with my cappuccino tomorrow morning!

  54. veron says:

    I love plum tarts. I stuffed my face with it when I went to New York last year. Hope your little boy feels better and have a great trip!!

  55. rachel says:

    Ohhh, this looks so amazing. Plums are one of my favorite fruits. Have a wonderful trip!

  56. I’ve never been a big fan of plums, but I made a plum tart recently that changed my mind. It was somewhat similar to yours, but minus the almond flour. I’m looking forward to trying your recipe!

  57. gkbloodsugar says:

    It’s so perfectly symmetrical – I love it!

    Really love it.

  58. mycookinghut says:

    This looks absolutely gorgeous and yummy!

  59. ainara says:

    Ay…cuando has dicho “home”… Es verdad que es home, home, home. Y qué pasada de bonito Aran!

  60. Yamile says:

    Esta receta se ve increible, voy a hacerla y espero que me salga tan deliciosa como se ve ésta.
    Saludos!

  61. Haley says:

    Beautiful pictures! I bet this tart tasted amazing because it certainly looks like it does!

    We would love to feature your tart on our blog and possible on the Demy! If interested email haleyglasco@gmail.com

  62. A Mommy says:

    I’ve made this tart twice now. Love love love it!!! But your plums must be tiny? I have the same tart pan and I had to slice my plums into wedges and only used one. They are the size of my palm. Anyhoo, wonderful tart. It’ll be a staple in my house from now on.

  63. Lori says:

    I made these tarts and I would like to blog about them. May I? Of course I will link back to you.

  64. Zo says:

    I just made one with strawberries (which are in season for NZ now). Will link back to you when I post about it :) twospoons@wordpress

    Also, mine stuck quite stubbornly to my tart pan, especially the sides…probably should have greased the sides as my pan is not non-stick. sigh…

    Thanks for posting this up – it was delicious :)

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  66. Anonymous says:

    Had great success making this with ground pistachio instead of almond. Lovely! And green.

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