Shiro Plum Tart

Shiro Plum Tart by Nutmeg Nanny

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One of my favorite things about summer is the abundance of Farmers Markets.  My boyfriend and I often frequent the Hyde Park Farmers Market because it’s close to home and tends to have some decent produce. I love all the delicious fruit, hardy vegetables and fresh meat…yum! The last time we went I picked up a small container of shiro plums, donut peaches, green beans, pickles and pickled eggs.  Since I had never had a shiro plum before the man selling these juicy little fruits let me try one for free…awesome! That would never happen in the grocery store. I found the little plum to be juicy, slightly sweet and had a hint of tartness.


I decided to slice the plums, toss them in sugar and spices and make a little tart out of them. Since it was almost 9pm before I started making this tart I used store bought puff pastry to shorten the tart making process.  I laid out the plum slices in straight little rows and kept an eye on the tarts while they were in the oven to make sure the bottoms didn’t puff up too much.  My other half and I ate them warm from the oven with a giant scoop of vanilla ice cream on the top. I found the plums to get even more tart with cooking so the vanilla ice cream did a great job of rounding out the flavors.

Shiro Plum Tart by Nutmeg Nanny


Shiro Plum Tart


8 shiro plums, sliced into wedges
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of fresh nutmeg
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, defrosted


Preheat the oven too 400 degrees.

Mix together in bowl and let macerate while working with the puff pastry.

Flour a board and lightly roll the puff pastry sheet into a 12 by 12 inch square. Cut the sheet into four equal squares. Roll up the sides about an inch just to keep juice from the plum mixture from spilling over the sides. Keep the dough chilled until ready to use.

Lay out the plums on the puff pastry sheet and bake for about 20 minutes. Keep on eye while the tart cooks in case the bottom of the puff pastry puffs up too much. I also sprinkled some raw sugar on the crust of the puff pastry before baking.

18 Responses to “Shiro Plum Tart”

  1. #
    nora@ffr — August 22, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    this plum tart sound delish,, love the beautiful yellow color on the plum. m sure this will taste heavenly tasty..

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    doggybloggy — August 22, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    does mister nutmeg know about your boyfriend? this tart looks divine!

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    Bread + Butter — August 22, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Beautiful looking tart. Yum!! I was about to buy plums at the farmer’s market today, but I ran out of cash. I think that’s the one fruit I haven’t had all summer. That’s the next thing I buy.

  4. #
    girlichef — August 22, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    mmmmm…delicious! I love plums. I love tarts. ’nuff said 😛

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    Yvonne Maffei — August 22, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Hi!! Thank you for your lovely comments. When I clicked on to your site, I was so nicely surprised with the shiro plum tart recipe. It’s really so unique! I hope I can find some at my farmer’s market here. If I do, I’m definitely going to try your recipe.

    Oh–and I wanted to tell you that I was all over your neck of the woods. I recently spent a month back home in Ohio, visiting a variety of places and realizing how much I miss the green, the backyard veggies and the *quiet*! Do you ever feell that way when you go back? LOL 😉

    Take care,

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    chayacomfycook — August 22, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    THis looks delicious. With puff pastry so available, we should use it. I can get more done that way which speaks for itself. We all value time. Good for you.

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    theungourmet — August 22, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Your tart is so pretty! I love vanilla ice cream with fruit. Divine!

  8. #
    Nicole — August 23, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Ooo, I’ve never seen these plums before. Good idea with the tart, it looks great!

  9. #
    Reeni — August 23, 2009 at 9:31 am

    I’ve never eaten these kind of plums. What a lovely treat these are – especially straight from the oven with ice cream melting atop. Just heavenly!

  10. #
    Faith — August 23, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    The color of those plums is stunning. I love using puff pastry…so flaky and buttery…yum! I bet this was fantastic with vanilla ice cream!

  11. #
    Heavenly Housewife — August 23, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    So yummy. Those plums are very pretty, that make a beautiful tart.

  12. #
    peabody — August 24, 2009 at 12:06 am

    I have yet to have this type of plum…now I am on the look out.

  13. #
    biz319 — August 24, 2009 at 6:52 am

    Love going to farmers markets! I’ve not tried that color plum before – looks delicious!

  14. #
    Natasha - 5 Star Foodie — August 24, 2009 at 11:49 am

    This is a gorgeous plum tart! What a delicious summer treat!

  15. #
    Blond Duck — August 24, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    I wish we had farmer’s markets like this. Ours are all jalepenos and jars of jam and hard loaves of bread with no veggies…

    If you get Alton Brown’s kitchen, make sure you get the puppets that scamper about in it. My favorite are the belching yeast sock puppets and the punching pie people.

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    zoe — August 24, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    I love plum tarts. Great spices!

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    Laura {novelbite} — July 9, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    I loved that you used yellow plums here. Beautiful!


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