We’ve got plums and pluots coming out the wazoo at the moment. Every time I mention a potential plum recipe my mother’s eyes light up with what appears to be frantic joy; she can’t give them away fast enough and she’s tired of making plum freezer jam (20 pints and counting).
Unfortunately, the plums required for this recipe hardly put a dent in her inventory; only a little more than a pound is needed.
With different varieties of plums and pluots (a cross between a plum and an apricot), some orange zest, lemon juice, and sugar, this rustic plum tart is bright and delicious, and a great way to put some extra plums to work!
I’ve updated the recipe to include instructions for making my favorite homemade pastry crust. The crust is made with flour, sour cream, butter, and salt and sugar. It’s incredibly easy to put together and roll out, and makes a tender, flaky crust. You can use store-bought dough or a store bought flat crust if you want, but if you are up for trying an easy to make homemade crust, I recommend this one!
Updated from the recipe archive. First posted 2007.