Barefoot Contessa's Plum Tart

Recipe by Juenessa

From Barefoot Contessa Parties! 2001. This recipe makes an absolutely beautiful dessert!

Top Review by WonderMima

I made this with wild plums, which are small and sweet with a tart skin. It was very good, not too sweet and I would make it again. Simple and delish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine the flour, walnuts, and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Add the butter and the egg yolk.
  4. Mix, either by hand or with an electric mixer, until crumbly.
  5. Press 1 1/2 cups of the crumb mixture in an even layer into the bottom of a 9 1/2-inch springform or tart pan.
  6. Arrange the plums in the pan, skin side down, to form a flower pattern; begin at the outside and work your way inches
  7. Sprinkle the rest of the crumb mixture evenly over the plums.
  8. Bake the tart for 40 to 50 minutes, or until it's lightly browned and the plum juices are bubbling.
  9. Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes.
  10. Remove from the pan and transfer the tart to a flat plate.
  11. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  12. **Cooling time is not included in cooking time.

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