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Rustic plum tart in a tart tin with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and a spoon

Rustic Plum Tart with Salted Butter Glaze

Mirabelle Plum Tart is the quintessence of my childhood in the French countryside. Growing up, its candy-like sweetness and dreamy fragrance used to fill the kitchen whenever Mirabelle plums were in season. Easy, quick to make with simple ingredients, this rustic plum tart will quickly become your new late-summer best friend.

  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x



For an 11-inch (28 cm) tart pan

28 ounces (800 g) of ripe plums (I used Mirabelle plums but feel free to use any plums you like. This recipe is also delicious with ripe apricots!)

1 sheet of all-butter puff pastry

5 tablespoons (60 g) of brown sugar (granulated sugar works too)

¼ cup (25 g) almond flour

⅓ cup (80 g) salted butter


  1. Start by cutting the plums in half by describing a circle with your knife around the stone. Remove the stone using the tip of your knife and set the plum halves aside.
  2. Then, preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  3. Place the all-butter puff pastry on a sheet of parchment paper and line an 11-inch (28 cm) tart pan.
  4. Evenly sprinkle 2 tablespoons (25 g) of brown sugar and ¼ cup (25 g) of almond flour on the crust.
  5. Add the plums. You can either transfer the plum halves all at once or (but this option is more time-consuming) you can arrange the plum halves almost vertically, in tight rounds, until all the mold is filled.
  6. Fold the edges of the puff pastry up and over the plums.
  7. Melt 5 tablespoons (80 g) of salted butter (I like the one with flaky sea salt) then brush the plums and puff pastry edges with the melted butter. If you don’t have a baking brush, just drizzle the melted butter with a spoon on top of the plums and crust.
  8. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons (35 g) of brown sugar on top of the crust and plums. Be generous with the sprinkling on the crust, combined with melted butter, this is what will caramelize the crust.
  9. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes until crispy and golden brown.
  10. Let it cool down and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or enjoy it as is with a nice cup of coffee or tea.

Nim Keys

  • Tending to the folded crust is an important step in this recipe. Make sure to brush the folded crust generously with melted butter. When sprinkling the sugar, take a generous pinch and follow the edges of the crust. Repeat until all the crust is nicely coated. The combination of melted butter and sugar is what will caramelize the crust!

  • Author: Ninon
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 50
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: French
  • Diet: Vegetarian


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 279
  • Sugar: 16.4 g
  • Sodium: 135 mg
  • Fat: 19.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 48.3 mg

Keywords: rustic plum tart, mirabelle plums, traditional French tart