Desserts & Baking

Plum chocolate tart

Makes 8 tartlets or one 22 cm tart
25–30 minutes
20 minutes
Wine/Spirit Pairing
Stellar Organic Heaven on Earth Natural Sweet Non-Vintage

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  • 165 g almond flour
  • ¼ t salt
  • 20 g cocoa
  • 40 g agave sugar
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 70 g ghee, melted
  • 1 free-range egg yolk
  • 1 T ice-cold water, if necessary
  • For the filling:
  • 150 g ghee, unmelted
  • 120 g agave sugar
  • 100 g 70-percent dark chocolate, melted in a double-boiler and cooled
  • 4 free-range egg yolks
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 4 plums halved, stoned and sliced into a fan shape

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

2. Mix the almond flour, salt, cocoa and agave sugar in a bowl. Add the vanilla extract, ghee and egg yolk to the dry mixture. Add enough water to bring the dough together, then press into eight tartlet pans or a 22-cm tart pan.

3. Cover with clingfilm and chill for 30 minutes. Remove from the fridge and bake for 7 minutes (no need to blind bake as the pastry will not shrink). Allow to cool.

4. To make the filling, place the almond meal, ghee and agave sugar into a bowl and beat until smooth. Add the chocolate, egg yolks and the vanilla extract. Beat until combined.

5. Divide the mixture between the tart shells and push a sliced plum half into each tart. Bake for 12 minutes or until set.

Cook’s note: Good-quality diabetic dark chocolate can also be used for this recipe. Raspberries, cherries, blueberries, figs and pears will all make wonderful substitutions for the plums. For a rich chocolate tart with a difference, use the same quantity of ground hazelnuts instead of almond meal and omit the fruit. Sprinkle with toasted hazelnuts before baking. Almond flour and almond meal are available at health shops.

Liezel Norval-Kruger

Recipe by: Liezel Norval-Kruger

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    PJ Bibby
    30 January 2019

    What quantity of almond flour do you need for the filling? it’s mentioned int he recipe but not listed in the ingredients

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      21 January 2020

      Hi PJ, it’s 165g of almond flour.

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