Plum and Almond Tart with Homemade Pastry – A fruit plum tart with almond frangipane and crumbly sweet pastry.

A fruit plum tart with almond frangipane and crumbly sweet pastry.

Ah, isn’t it pretty?

Normally I’m not great at making desserts look pretty, but fortunately for me, the decoration on this plum tart is fool proof!

Piles of juicy ripe plums are layered on top of soft almond frangipane and encased with buttery-sweet pastry. Just pass the cream right now. Forget dessert, I want this for breakfast!!

Don’t be put off with the homemade pastry. I’m usually the first to applaude the ready-made stuff you can buy in the shops, but this one is extra easy and beautifully crumbly. With a bit of help from the fridge to chill this pastry, you don’t even need to roll it out! Here’s why:A fruit plum tart with almond frangipane and crumbly sweet pastry.

Yep, my big pastry sausage is cut into slices that layer the bottom and sides of my flan dish.A fruit plum tart with almond frangipane and crumbly sweet pastry.

Then that pastry is squished down using your hands until all the gaps are covered. This creates a slightly rustic feel to the tart that I LOVE!

Why do I love rustic? Because it gives me permission to be slightly messy and make the odd mistake whilst claiming it’s supposed to look like that.

A fruit plum tart with almond frangipane and crumbly sweet pastry.

This Plum and Almond Tart with Homemade Pastry is perfectly portable and delicious served cold – so it’s great for picnics.

It’s also amazing served slightly warm with a good drizzle of custard or cream!!

A fruit plum tart with almond frangipane and crumbly sweet pastry.

How about finishing your Easter dinner with a lovely slice!

The Plum and Almond Tart with Homemade Pastry Recipe:

4.93 from 14 votes

Plum and Almond Tart with Homemade Pastry

Plum tart with almond frangipane and crumbly-sweet homemade pastry
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 16 slices
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British



  • 280 g (2 1/3 cups) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 120 g (1 cups + 1 tsp) confectioners' sugar
  • 240 g (1 cups + 2 tbsp) unsalted butter softened
  • 2 egg yolks


  • 120 g (1/2 cup + 1 tbsp) unsalted butter, softened
  • 130 g (3/4 cup minus 2 tbsp) golden caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 150 g (2 cups minus 1 tbsp) ground almonds almond meal - the grainy kind - not the flour
  • 2 tbsp plain (all-purpose) flour
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract


  • 6 large ripe plums
  • 1 ½ tbsp soft brown sugar

To finish:

  • 1 tbsp confectioners' sugar
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  • First make the pastry. Mix together the flour, salt and confectioners' sugar. Add in the softened butter and egg yolks. Mix together until just combined (I like to use my hands for this). Roll into a log (it will be sticky) and wrap in clingfilm. Place in the fridge for 1 hour.
    280 g (2 1/3 cups) plain (all-purpose) flour, pinch of salt, 120 g (1 cups + 1 tsp) confectioners' sugar, 240 g (1 cups + 2 tbsp) unsalted butter, 2 egg yolks
  • For the frangipane, place the butter and sugar in a large bowl and beat it together with a wooden spoon for a couple of minutes – until it goes paler. Stir in the eggs until mixed, then stir in the ground almonds, flour, almond extract and vanilla extract. Cover and place in the fridge until you’re ready to use it.
    120 g (1/2 cup + 1 tbsp) unsalted butter, softened, 130 g (3/4 cup minus 2 tbsp) golden caster sugar, 2 large eggs, 150 g (2 cups minus 1 tbsp) ground almonds, 2 tbsp plain (all-purpose) flour, 1/2 tsp almond extract, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Now it's time to assemble. Preheat the oven to 160C/320F (fan) and have a 30cm flan tin - with removable base- ready. Take the pastry out of the fridge and slice into 1/2cm slices. Arrange over the bottom and sides of the tin, then squash the pastry together so there are no gaps. Make sure you squash the pastry into the ridges on the sides of the tin. You may have a little leftover pastry.
  • Trim the edges until they’re flush with the edge of the pan and place back in the fridge for 10 minutes whilst you slice the plums.
  • Slice the plums in half and remove the stone, then cut each half into 6 slices - so you should get 12 slices per plum. If you can't remove the stone, just carefully cut around it.
    6 large ripe plums
  • Take the pastry and frangipane out of the fridge. Dot the frangipane over the base of the uncooked pastry. Roughly level with a spoon so there are no gaps, then arrange the plums on top. I like to start from the outside, creating one large circle by very slightly overlapping the plums. Then a small circle inside and finally arrange a few extra slices in the middle.
  • Sprinkle on the brown sugar and place in the oven to cook for 45-55 minutes – until the pastry is brown and the plums are slightly caramelised. You need at least 45 minutes in the oven to ensure the pastry is cooked, so if it starts to look too brown, place some foil on top (try not to let it touch the plums too much or it may stick).
    1 1/2 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • Take out of the oven and leave to cool slightly before serving with a dusting of confectioners' sugar. Alternatively, let it cool completely before serving.
    1 tbsp confectioners' sugar


This tart will keep for 2 days in the fridge, covered.
Nutritional Information is per serving.


Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 710IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

A fruit plum tart with almond frangipane and crumbly sweet pastry.

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  1. M Rosoff says:

    5 stars
    I love this recipe SO much. I’ve made it endlessly for guests and everyone always loves it, plus it’s incredibly simple and never goes wrong. I love not having to roll out the pastry. I do both pastry and frangipane in the magimix (be careful not to mix the flour for more than a few seconds) and serve it with cream fraiche, vanilla ice cream or double cream. Best discovery ever — was making it for friends one time and didn’t have the energy to go out and buy plums, so used a big bunch of black grapes I had lying around, arranged in concentric circles and it was absolutely delicious.

  2. Liz Bonn says:

    5 stars
    Always a winner. The plum topping was only fiddly the 1st time. Allow plenty of time to make it as it can’t be rushed but well worth it.

  3. Joan C says:

    5 stars
    The frangipane filling is awesome!! And the crust was each to make.

  4. Kellye Mellen says:

    This is a wonderful delicious tart.Ive made it once and am making it again.This is a keeper.

  5. Jane says:

    5 stars
    Love this recipe!
    I make this regularly and it has quickly become a family and friend favourite.
    The pastry and frangipane are delicious!
    One of the best recipes out there for this type of fruit tart.
    Thank you for sharing it.

  6. Mary Peacock says:

    I am just about to make this Plum and frangipane cake. Could I pre-bake the pastry to ensure it is cooked properly?
    Thank you

  7. catherine fahey says:

    Nice 😋 tasty 😋

  8. K Moore says:

    4 stars
    Very yummy dessert and easy too. I gave it 75 mins and the very centre of the pie pastry was still not quite cooked though looked cooked at top. Still very good.

  9. Liz hales says:

    5 stars
    This was absolutely delicious,I will definitely make this part of my desert repertoire, thank you very much.

  10. Jo says:

    5 stars
    This was a great hit, made on a hot summer’s day the method of pressing the sliced pastry roll into the tart tin worked very well, but next time I’d allow the pastry to soften a little and bend the slices so there’s not a ‘join’ where the base meets the sides. When cutting the side tended to separate and fall outward. Otherwise totally delicious and the last slice even more delicious the next day for breakfast!