Wednesday, August 3, 2011

In The Kitchen... Plum Torte

This past weekend the plums were abundant at the farmer's market. We had so many, the hubs wanted me to make a plum torte - I had never even heard of such a thing?! Is this a Northern thing? His mom (who happens to be a chef!!) used to make it all the time so I was afraid of some complicated desert...

BUT it was super simple to make and I couldn't recommend it more!

The only somewhat time consuming part was halving the plums...

Before the oven!

 Cooling off! My niece thought it looked like a pizza... until she took a bite and couldn't stop devouring it - and wanting a second!


3/4 cup sugar 
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup unbleached flour, sifted 
1 teaspoon baking powder 
Pinch of salt
2 eggs 
24 halves pitted purple plums
Sugar and cinnamon for topping


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cream sugar and butter in a bowl. Add flour, baking powder, salt and eggs, and beat well.
3. Spoon the batter into a spring form of 8, 9 or 10 inches. Place the plum halves skin side up on top of the batter. Sprinkle lightly with sugar, depending on the sweetness of the fruit. Sprinkle with about 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, or to taste.
4. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Remove and cool; refrigerate or freeze if desired (but first, double-wrap the tortes in foil, place in a plastic bag, and seal). Or cool to lukewarm, and serve.
5. To serve a torte that has been frozen, defrost and reheat it briefly at 300 degrees.
Yield: 8 servings.

** Put a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top to finish it off!!



Anonymous said...

This looks DELISH!!!! Will have to check if there are good plums over here...tks for the recipe!

margarita rivera said...

this looks awesome! can't wait to try making it!

Ginger said...

Made this yesterday and it was wonderful. Easy and wonderful, can't beat that combo!