Rating: 4 stars
9 Ratings
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This is the plum cake or tart that my Grossmutter made. It is delicious, and any fruit can be substituted for the plums. Therefore it is a seasonally great! It's a Southern German dessert from the Zweibrucken area. My daughter requested this for her 'birthday cake' when she turned 7; it was a hit at her party! Top with whipped cream. My personal favorite version is to alternate plum and nectarine slices.

Recipe Summary

cook:
45 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
5 hrs 15 mins
prep:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9-inch tart
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the flour, 1 1/3 cup of sugar, lemon peel, cinnamon, and butter into the work bowl of a food processor, and process until the mixture turns grainy. Stop the machine, add eggs and egg yolks, and process in the machine until the mixture gathers itself up into one dough ball. If the dough doesn't ball up, stop the machine, sprinkle several drops of water onto the dough, and process again. Place the dough into a covered container and refrigerate at least 3 hours or preferably overnight.

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  • The next day, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Allow the dough to rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes to warm up.

  • Roll out the dough on a well-floured surface to make a 9 1/2-inch circle. Dough will be rich and sticky. Scrape up the dough circle, and press into a 9-inch pie dish. Quarter and slice the plums, and place skin sides down onto the dough in a neat ring, starting at the outer edge and working in a neat row towards the center.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the plums are bubbling hot and the crust starts to brown, about 45 minutes.

  • Allow the tart to cool, and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of sugar before serving.

Nutrition Facts

451 calories; protein 6.8g; carbohydrates 68.3g; fat 17.6g; cholesterol 105.8mg; sodium 122.8mg. Full Nutrition
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