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Plum Tart

I got these cute little plums from my CSA and couldn't wait to make a nice dessert with them. This tart was the easiest most delicious thing, good for dessert or as a coffee cake.


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  • 1 stick (8 Tablespoons) unsalted margarine, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 baby plums, pitted and cut in half
  • pinch of salt


  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Prepare a 9 or 10″ springform pan and set aside.
  2. Cream the margarine and sugar in a mixing bowl until pale and fluffy. Add the flour, baking powder, eggs and salt and mix on low speed. Once flour is incorporated increase speed to medium and mix well.
  3. Spoon the batter into the baking pan. Arrange the plum halves skin side down in the batter. Mix the cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl and sprinkle it over the top of the plums.
  4. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until cake test inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool before removing from pan and serving.


About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




9 Responses to Plum Tart

  1. one of my favorites. I always bake these for Rosh Hashanah

  2. Can you substitute the margarine for oil? And the sugar with honey?

    • You can try, but it will change it and I don’t know exactly how it would work. If you do let us know.

  3. avatar says: dalesusan

    i have a plum tree in my backyard and i am always looking for recipes. this one looks quite easy. thanks

  4. avatar says: DCFive

    Tamar, two quick questions about this recipe …. does this cake freeze well? This is something that I can never seem to remember – the measurement of the flour is that 1 cup of flour after it is sifted or measure a cup of flour and then sift it? Please let me know – I’d love to try this recipe for Rosh Hashanah.

  5. avatar says: ruchieb

    I just noticed that in the instructions you mention baking powder but you did not list them in the ingredients. could you share- the batter is in my mixer!

  6. I love how easy this recipe is, and so pretty too. I bet some powdered sugar would look beautiful sprinkled over the top!

  7. This sounds so great, it makes me wish I had bought the tiny plums I saw at the farmers market yesterday!

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