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Plum and apple tart on puff pastry

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This is that puff pastry dessert I was talking about earlier this week, when I got carried away baking puff pastry goodies for Weekend Cook and Tell Event at SeriousEats.com. Just like anything with puff pastry, this recipe is very easy: just peel, slice, assemble and bake. Plum and apple tart that you see on these photos is a very light and fluffy dessert concoction. No rich chocolate this time. Enjoy it with a cup of hot tea and a scoop of ice cream!

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plums and brown sugar
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plum and apple tart on puff pastry, pie

Plum and apple tart on puff pastry


Prep time: 30 min
Bake time: 20 min


  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 2 plums
  • 2 small apples
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 egg for egg wash
  • a dash of confectionery or powdered sugar (for serving)

This recipe is for 1 whole sheet of puff pastry. Each package usually has 2 sheets.

1) Preheat oven to 415. Defrost 1 sheet of puff pastry for about 40 minutes until just soft. Don’t let puff pastry sheet get too warm and put it in the refrigerator if you’re not using it right away after 40 minutes of defrosting.

2) Core and peel apples, slice them thinly. Remove the pits from the plums, and slice them thinly.

3) In a bowl with apples, add 2 tablespoons brown sugar and let sliced apples sit for 5-10 minutes to get all juicy.

4) In a separate bowl, add 2 tablespoons brown sugar to sliced plums and let plums sit for 5-10 minutes to release their juices.

5) Line baking sheet with parchment paper. You don’t have to grease parchment paper.

6) Beat 1 egg in a small bowl until well blended. Brush puff pastry sheet with egg wash, especially the edges. Line apple slices and plum slices (apple slice, plum slice, apple slice, plum slice and so on) in a straight line along the puff pastry sheet. Make sure not to fill the whole space of puff pastry, so that you have extra space around the edges for puff. You should have 3 rows as shown on the photo:

7) Bake for 20 minutes until pastry puffs up along the edges. To serve, sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar.

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  • SugaryWinzy October 12, 2012, 6:21 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing. I’ll give this a try sometime.

    • Julia October 12, 2012, 7:33 pm

      Thank you!

  • Denise @ TLT October 13, 2012, 3:07 am

    Nothing like that crispy, sweet pastry to satisfy my sweet tooth, love these pretty tarts!

    • Julia October 13, 2012, 11:32 am

      Puff pastry is my solution to cooking on lazy days 🙂

  • Taylor Glivet October 13, 2012, 12:38 pm

    Nice blog, I found lots of information on your site. I’m going to add your blog to my favorite sites.

    • Julia October 13, 2012, 4:04 pm

      Thank you! I’ll be checking out your blog also.

  • Magda October 13, 2012, 3:09 pm

    The best recipes are simple 🙂
    The reindeer on the box and icing sugar remind me of Christmas!

    • Julia October 13, 2012, 4:04 pm

      You’re right! This picture does have a Christmas touch to it. 🙂 Believe it or not, that wooden box with the reindeer on it is for storing honey. I haven’t stored honey in it, but that’s what it’s meant for.

  • My Italian Smörgåsbord October 16, 2012, 12:49 pm

    this looks so unbelievably pretty! I could eat the all thing myself for how appealing this fruit tart looks!

    • Julia October 17, 2012, 1:55 am

      Thank you! These fruit puff pastry tarts are so light, I could literally have eaten the whole thing in one sitting. But I restrained myself. 🙂

  • Laura October 16, 2012, 3:16 pm

    I love your blog, your recipes and your pics…. compliments! I’ll follow you with a great pleasure.

    see you soon


    (a friend from Italy)

    • Julia October 17, 2012, 1:56 am

      Thank you so much! I love making international friends!

  • Jennifer @ Delicieux October 17, 2012, 4:33 am

    How gorgeous does this tart look! I’d be very happy with a slice of this and a cup of tea. Gorgeous photos.

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com October 17, 2012, 1:40 pm

    Love love love this recipe. Reminds me of french tarts, so beautiful with the fruits 🙂

    • Julia October 24, 2012, 10:07 am

      It is pretty simple. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  • Monique October 19, 2012, 4:14 pm

    You have a beautiful blog Julia:)

  • Gomo | cHowDivine October 22, 2012, 8:02 pm

    This is such a pretty tart! The red of the plum is so vibrant. And I love the simple recipe.

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious October 10, 2013, 9:27 pm

    Such a gorgeous tart – pinned!

  • Suzette December 8, 2013, 9:49 pm

    This tart looks so simple and delicious! I have a question about the ingredients as you have brown sugar listed twice. :))

    • Julia December 19, 2013, 2:54 pm

      Hi, Suzette! I am adding 2 tablespoons of brown sugar to the bowl with sliced apples, and then I mix another 2 tablespoons of brown sugar in a separate bowl with sliced plums, that’s why there are 2 tablespoons listed twice. Of course, it could’ve been easier just to list 4 tablespoons in one line, LOL! 🙂

  • Leslie September 11, 2015, 2:33 pm

    Do you think this would be good drizzled with caramel sauce on top of the fruit?

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