This tart is so incredibly tasty and it's seriously easy to make, even for a baking novice like me! Delicious on it's own as an afternoon treat, or served with vegan ice cream as an impressive dessert, this tart is definitely a winner! As you can see from the photos at the bottom, the plums can be swapped with other fruit like apples, peaches or apricots.
Sweet and Tangy Vegan Plum Tart Recipe
Ingredients (makes 8 slices):
200g plain flour (+ 1 Tbsp for filling)
65ml olive oil
65ml cold water
Pinch of salt
100g light brown sugar
3 Tbsp ground almonds
8-10 juicy red plums
Mix the olive oil and water, using a whisk to thoroughly combine until cloudy (this is the oil emulsifying). In a separate bowl, combine 200g flour with the salt, then gently pour the oil / water mixture into it.
Knead the ingredients for a few minutes with your hands until it comes together. Roll out the dough into a round shape on a lightly floured surface with a rolling pin (or a bottle of wine!) until just bigger than your tart dish. Lightly grease your dish with olive oil, then carefully transfer the flat dough to the dish and spread it out so it neatly covers all the edges. Place the dish with the dough in the fridge to chill for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200C (390F) and prepare the filling. Wash the plums then cut into thin wedges (roughly 8 wedges per plum).
In a bowl, mix the ground almonds with 50g of the sugar and 1 Tbsp of the flour. Take the base out of the fridge and spread the almond mixture on the dough. Then arrange the plum wedges on top, and sprinkle with the remaining 50g of sugar.
Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes, or until the plums are caramelised and soft, and the edges of the base are golden. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before slicing up.
Nutrition (per slice):
Protein: 3.9g (Women: 7.8% / Men: 7.1%)
Iron: 1.6mg (Women: 10.8% / Men: 14.2%)
Calories: 262 (Women: 13.1% / Men: 10.5%)
Sugar: 19.7g (Women: 21.9% / Men: 16.4%)
Total Fats: 10.2g (Women: 14.6% / Men: 10.7%)
Saturated Fat: 1.3g (Women: 6.5% / Men: 4.3%)
Salt: 0.3g (Women: 5.0% / Men: 5.0%)
Fibre: 1.9g (Women: 6.3% / Men: 6.3%)
See the Nutrition Info page for more details on % of Dietary Reference Values for men and women.