Sweet Shortcrust Pastry:
1 cup Flour75gms diced cold butter1/4 cup of caster sugar1 egg yolk1 teaspoon of water
450gms of stoned, sliced Plums (about 6 average plums)100g ground almonds5 Free range eggs2 lemons â€“ Zest and Juice100gms of melted butter1/2 cup of caster sugarPre-Heat oven to 170c
Combine flour and butter until it resembles breadcrumbs.Pulse on a food processor is good for this.Stir in the sugar and then mix to a stiff dough with the beaten egg yolk and water.Chill for 30 minutes before rolling out and line tart dish.
Into a large bowl but all the ingredients except the plums and whisk until all incorporated and smooth.Into the pastry case lay all the sliced plums over the pastry base and pour the filling mixture all over.Cook in the oven until custard mixture is set - usually about 30 minutes
Do not worry if the top is not too coloured.
The tart needs to cool before serving in order for the custard mixture to set.