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No-fuss plum tart

  • 15 minutes
  • 40 minutes
  • 8
No-fuss plum tart

My all-time favourite recipe from the many years I presented Food in a Minute.


  • 250 grams butter, softened
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • grated rind 1 orange
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 400 gram can dark plums in syrup, well-drained
  • icing sugar to dust


  1. Preheat the oven to 190ºC. Lightly grease and flour a 23-cm round cake tin.
  2. In a bowl or food processor, mix together the butter, sugar, egg, orange rind and vanilla essence until well mixed.
  3. Add the flour and baking powder and stir or pulse to mix in.
  4. Press two-thirds of the mixture onto the base of the prepared tin.
  5. Halve and stone the plums. Arrange over the base.
  6. With floured hands dot the remaining dough on top.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Stand for 10 minutes before serving dusted with icing sugar and accompanied with lashings of whipped cream.

Cooks Tips


Use canned apples and lemon rind

Use poached or stewed rhubarb

Use 1½-2 cups fresh raspberries

Comments (3)

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Sue Chandler | 23 October 2011

I have made tihis dessert several times & its always been a hit , Easy to put together, nice warm or cold.

lorna cains | 10 April 2012

very nice

Megan Taylor | 26 May 2012

Yum! So easy and a real hit with my family