Plum Custard Tart
From EatingWell: September 1997
Roasted plums and creamy custard fill this rich walnut crust with summer goodness.
- 1 3/4 pounds red or purple plums, pitted and quartered lengthwise (about 10 plums)
- 1 recipe large single-crust Walnut Pastry Dough, (recipe follows)
- 2 tablespoons semolina, or cornmeal
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup low-fat milk
- Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
- Position oven racks in center and lower third of oven; preheat to 425°F. Coat an 11-inch tart pan with a removable bottom with cooking spray.
- Arrange plums, cut-side down, in a single layer on a baking sheet with sides. Roast on the lower rack for 10 to 12 minutes, or until tender and browned in spots, turning plums over halfway through cooking. Set aside to cool. Reduce oven temperature to 375°.
- Place 2 overlapping sheets of plastic wrap on a work surface. Set dough in the center and cover with 2 more sheets of plastic wrap. Roll dough into a 13-inch circle. Remove top sheets of plastic and invert dough into prepared pan, letting excess dough hang over the edges. Gently press dough into bottom and sides of pan. Pull off plastic wrap. To trim excess dough, run a rolling pin over the top edge of the tart pan. Place pan on a baking sheet with sides.
- Sprinkle semolina (or cornmeal) over crust. Arrange roasted plums, skin-side down, in a single layer inside tart shell.
- Whisk egg, sugar, flour and vanilla in a mixing bowl until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk. Slowly pour custard over plums.
- Bake on the center rack until custard is set, 25 to 30 minutes. To remove tart ring, place bottom of tart pan on the top of a large can and carefully press down on the edges until ring slides off. Transfer tart to a large platter to cool. Just before serving, dust with confectioners’ sugar. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature.
Per serving: 234 calories; 9 g fat (2 g sat, 2 g mono); 23 mg cholesterol; 34 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 2 g fiber; 206 mg sodium; 139 mg potassium.
Carbohydrate Servings: 2
Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate, 2 fat
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- Ease of Preparation
- Total Time
- More than 1 hour
- 8 or more
- September 1997