Plum Tarts with Pistachio Frangipane

This is quite a sweet, biscuity pastry. Make sure your butter never gets too warm and be sure to allow enough time for the pastry to rest before baking.

  • Cream together 250g diced, chilled unsalted butter and
  • 250g organic golden caster sugar
  • Add 2 medium free range eggs, (1 at a time) beating well in between each
  • Mix in 500g of sifted organic plain flour
  • Knead lightly until you have a smooth dough
  • Cover with clingfilm and let rest in the fridge for at least an hour

Line your tart tins and partially bake blind.

Leave on a rack to cool.

For the Frangipane:

  • Cream together 250g diced, chilled unsalted butter and
  • 250g organic golden caster sugar
  • Add 4 medium free range eggs, (1 at a time) beating well in between each
  • Stir 50g of flour into 250g of ground pistachios
  • Mix the pistachios into the egg and butter mix

Spoon the frangipane into the tart cases and top with slices of plum. I like mine to look a little wild but you can be as precise as you like.

Bake @ 200*C for 20 – 25 minutes

Take out of the oven and brush with a little apricot glaze while still warm.

Thank you for trying a Vanielje Kitchen recipe. I hope it fed you mind, body and soul.

5 Responses to “Plum Tarts with Pistachio Frangipane”

  1. on 15 Feb 2008 at 2:45 pm Pasticcera

    I am quite excited to try this version as it has been a long time since I have made frangipane. I love your style of laying out the recipe, as this is my way also, a bit of short hand method, directions in with the ingredients. Perfecto.

  2. on 17 Feb 2008 at 10:29 pm Annemarie

    Frangipane is one of those wonderful food stuffs that I’ve never thought much about how they came to be but I’m always so happy that they exist. Pistachio frangipane is a nice change and sounds delicious.

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