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Plum and Almond Tart

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and while going out is awesome, sometimes staying in and enjoying a home-cooked meal is as special. Plums are the best aren’t they? Such sweet little purple fruits that make this Plum and Almond Tart perfect for a Valentine’s Day dinner.

Plum and Almond Tart

Course: Dessert
Keyword: baking, desserts, plums, stone fruit, valentines day
Author: Zola Nene


For the plums

  • 6 ripe plums, halved
  • 2 TBSP castor sugar
  • ½ cup water

For the tart

  • ½ cup castor sugar
  • 200 g butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup sel-raising flour
  • cups ground almonds

For the vanilla yoghurt (optional)

  • 500 g yoghurt
  • 2 TBSP icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste


  • Preheat the over to 180°C
  • Place the plums, cut side up, into a roasting dish, then sprinkle with sugar and water.
  • Place into the oven and roast for 20 minutes until the plums are tender.
  • Spray a 24cm loose bottom fluted tart tin.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs, a little at a time then mix in the flour.
  • Mix together the flour and almonds, then fold into the wet ingredients.
  • Bake tart for 45 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven. Allow to cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then remove tart from the tin and leave to cool completely.
  • Mix together the yoghurt, icing sugar and vanilla then serve with the tart, dusted with icing sugar.

What is your plan for Valentine’s Day?



  1. 11 February, 2020 / 3:06 pm

    Might have to try! I love tarts but never had it with plums and it looks really good! Thank you for sharing!

  2. 11 February, 2020 / 5:31 pm

    This looks delicious! Plums and tarts sounds like such a good combination.

  3. 13 February, 2020 / 9:29 pm

    I am going to have to give this a try, it sounds so delicious!

  4. ciara
    14 February, 2020 / 4:46 am

    This looks absolutely delicious.

  5. 15 February, 2020 / 8:36 pm

    My aunt has a plum tree that is quite productive in the summer. This would be the perfect recipe for her!

  6. 15 February, 2020 / 10:38 pm

    this looks so delish,,, while we have not had plums for a while now, saving this recipe..

  7. Tiffanie A Westgor
    16 February, 2020 / 7:08 am

    This looks delicious! I am adding it to my recipe list!

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