Plum Tart with Mango Sauce

Plum Tart with Mango Sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

6 plums , remove pit with melon baller and cut into 1/4 inch slices

Crust

2 cups flour

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup butter

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Filling

1 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup almond paste

3 eggs

2 tsp. almond extract

In a bowl of food processor fitted with a metal blade place all crust ingredients and pulse until in forms dough. Press into a 12 inch tart pan and bake for 10 minutes . Remove from oven and set aside.

In a bowl of a food processor add the granulated sugar, almond paste, and cram . Blend until smooth. Ad eggs while motor is running along with almond extract.  Blend until well combined and pour into crust. Place the sliced plums in decorative pattern on top on filling. Place tart on sheet pan and bake for about 25-30 minutes until filling is set. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Mango Dessert Sauce

1 mango, peeled, seeded and finely chopped

2 teaspoons cornstarch

2 teaspoons sugar

Dash ground nutmeg or cinnamon

Puree mango in food processor or blender until smooth. In a saucepan combine puree with cornstarch and sugar. Bring mixture to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat, cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes more. Remove from heat; stir in nutmeg or cinnamon. Use warm or cover and chill for up to several days.