Spiced summer plum tart

    2 hours 10 minutes

    The simplicity of this recipe belies the sophistication of the combined flavours. This tart highlights the great taste of summer plums.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 125g (1 cup) plain flour, plus 1 extra tablespoon
    • 3 teaspoons white sugar
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, chopped
    • 1½ tablespoons cream cheese
    • 1½ tablespoons sour cream
    • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
    • 650g purple plums, cut into 5 mm wedges
    • 80g (1/3 cup) brown sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • Pinch of black pepper

    Preparation:1hour30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:2hours10min 

    1. Use a baking tray. Combine the flour (reserving 1 tbsp) and the sugar in a large mixing bowl. Cut in the chopped butter and the cream cheese with 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine sour cream and 1 tbsp iced water in a small bowl; stir into flour mixture just until combined. Flatten dough into a round, wrap in cling wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
    2. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Roll out dough on a floured surface to a 33cm round. Place on a baking tray and roll the edges over once to form a neat edge.
    3. Brush dough with the beaten egg white. Arrange the plums on top in overlapping concentric circles. Combine the sugar, ginger, pepper and the remaining flour in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over the plums. Bake for 40 minutes or until the plums are tender and the crust is golden.

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