This luscious tart marries gently roasted vanilla plums with a crisp puff pastry and a rich creamy filling. With the last of the season’s plums now available it seemed opportune to make this tart for an autumnal dessert. Find the recipe for the plums here, but you could also roast peaches or apricots the same way and make your tart using them. It’s appeal rests on simple but excellent ingredients and the combination of contrasting and complementary textures – creamy, crisp and sticky.
Serves 4- 6
8 – 12 sticky roasted plums
1 sheet of frozen puff pastry
125 g cream cheese
1/3 cup thickened cream
2 tablespoons icing sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 190 C. Cut the puff pastry sheet lengthwise into 2 pieces and prick them all over with a fork. Bake in the oven until crisp and golden. Allow to cool on a rack. Meanwhile beat together the cream cheese, cream, vanilla and icing sugar until well combined and smooth. When you are ready to serve the tart, place the pastry on serving plates, spread generously with the cream cheese mixture and top with the plums, drizzling the thick sticky sauce over the top. It is best to eat it right away while the pastry is at its crispest.
It looks yummy 😍😍😍
Roll on summer so I can make it again! (Can you tell I am shivering in a jumper on a greay winter’s morning?) margaret
I agree with the others that this is a luscious and gorgeous dessert. This looks like it would be wonderful to make when I want to impress friends. 🙂
Thanks! (It was really yummy too) margaret
This looks so good, and simple! Do you preserve your plums?
Thanks heaps. I don’t preserve my stone fruit – but it is on my list of things to learn in the next year. margaret
Luscious is definitely the word! So gorgeous, I want to run into the kitchen and make this right now, for breakfast even 😉
Oh do it! Life is short..eat dessert first. Or you could use toasted brioche instead of the pastry and then it would be more breakfast-like. 🙂 margaret