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Recipe for Tarte Reine-Claude

Plum tart served on a wooden board with cream

Queen Claude’s tart is a classic French dessert and definitely fit for royalty! It’s really easy to make and utterly delicious. The tart is made with plums known as Reine-Claude (greengage). The plums are named after Claude of France (1499-1524), the wife of Francis 1. If you love sweet, fruity tarts – you’ll love this recipe for Tarte Reine-Claude!

Ingredients

1 packet of puff pastry
1.2 kg of plums Reine Claude
4 tablespoons almond powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Preheat the oven to 190 ° C.

How to make Tarte Reine-Claude

Wash the plums and pit them.

Line a buttered tin with the rolled out puff pastry. It can be quite thick as it soaks up the juice from the plums.

Pick the bottom with a fork.

Sprinkle with the almond powder evenly over the pastry.

Cut the plums in half and arrange them skin side up over the pastry.

Sprinkle with brown sugar.

Bake for about 30 minutes. It’s done when you see the plums are caramelised on top!

Serve with vanilla ice cream or Chantilly cream with some grated orange zest…

More classic French desserts

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