If I had to pick one dessert that epitomises French family cooking it would probably be the fruit tart … OK the crème caramel is a classic too, but whatever …. today I picked a basketful of greengage plums from my garden, so today I am talking about the French plum tart.
Most of the French fruit tart recipes follow the same simple steps. Roll out the pastry, possibly bake blind (although I didn’t today because I used filo pastry) sprinkle some sugar, lay out the slices of fruit, a little more sugar and into the oven. Life really could not be easier.
Sometimes I make my own pastry, sometimes I use ready-to-roll. Today I used filo pastry because my husband likes the very light texture. A little butter on the base of each mould, and a touch more in between the sheets of pastry, two or three plums cut in half for each tart and twenty minutes in a hot oven.
In the name of research, and because I am a very professional blogger, I ate one of those little tarts while typing out this blogpost, and I may try another just to be sure … you know that I hate to recommend anything without testing it properly ….
If you would like to try this recipe, then it works just as well with apples, peaches, apricots and all sort of plums, and if you can pick them directly or buy them from a farmers market then it will be even more delicious. Bon appetit!