Sunday, 26 August 2012

tarte aux mirabelles

I am just back from great holidays in Alsace, Lorraine and Luxembourg. But before I tell you more about it, I will make a typical tarte with yellow plums from that region. 

If you want to try it on your own, here comes the recipe...

list of ingredients

for the pastry:
250 g of flour,
125 g of butter,
5cl water

for the filling:
500 g fresh Mirabelles
50 g creme fraiche,
50 g sugar,
1 fresh egg,
1 bag vanilla sugar
10 g butter to grease the pan


1. Preheat the oven to 210 ° C/425 ° F. Wash the plums and cut them into halves.

2. Gently knead the flour and butter together while adding the water. Form a ball out of the dough and let it rest in a cool place for an hour or even better overnight. Brush a cake mold with butter and put the dough inside. Let it rest again in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.

3. For the filling mix eggs and sugar until it becomes a light yellow cream then add creme fraiche and the vanilla sugar. 

4. Place the fruit halves on the dough and pour the filling over the fruits. Bake about 40 minutes.

Enjoy warm or cold with a glass of Gew├╝rztraminer from Alsace.

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