Plum Tarte Tatin

IMG_3883I have just returned from my vacation in South of France. The delicious food, beautiful weather and childhood nostalgia is exactly what I needed! Now, I am back home and happily back into my kitchen! Today, I am making an unconventional Tarte Tatin. Originally, this Tarte is an upside-down caramelized apple tart made with a pâte-brisée. The Plums were too beautiful in the market, and I could not seem to resist.. and so I opted for a red plum Tarte Tatin. Also, I decided to make my tart with a puff pastry (pâte feuilletée).

Serves: 8/10 slices

Ingredients: (for the crust)


  • 2kg of red plums
  • 150g of caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of water

IMG_3827 Procedure:

  1. Wash and rinse the plums.
  2. Cut the plums in half and carefully remove the pits.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180C degrees.
  4. In a tart pan (or Tatin tart pan) pour the sugar and add the water.
  5. Cook on the stove on a medium heat until the caramel becomes golden brown (rotate your pan from time to time, be careful don’t forget to protect your hands).
  6. The caramel should cover the entire surface of your pan.
  7. Align the plums halves adjacent to each other on the bottom of the pan ( the convex part facing the caramel).
  8. Roll the puff pastry on a floured surface, make a circle shape the size of your pan (add 2 centimeters more than the size of your pan in order to tuck it in).
  9. Transfer and cover the entire surface of your pan with the dough and tuck in.
  10. Bake for 45 minutes (more or less depending on the oven).
  11. When the crust is golden in color, remove from the oven and allow to cool for 30 minutes.
  12. In a big serving plate, carefully flip your tart (from the pan tart to the plate) and now you have an “upside-down caramelized plum tart”.

Bon Appétit!

PS: Do not forget to use a pan tart that you can put on the stove and into the oven (it helps you to make your caramel easily), I used a pan of 23 centimeters.

PSS: Here are a few pictures of my trip to France 🙂 11355664_10204821114700947_1881957140_n 11289944_10204821114660946_200813893_n 11355530_10204821114540943_1303811662_n 11428990_10204821114260936_369712845_n 11267826_10204821114180934_971632542_n

39 Comments Add yours

  1. Nice idea to do a plum tatin. Love your mathematical instruction for the direction of the plums 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Stefan 😀 Have a great week!

  2. trucvert says:

    We adore tarte tatin, this plum variation looks just amazing! Great work 🙂

    1. Thank you very much trucvert 🙂 I adore tatin too!

  3. Ohhh luvky you Linda! France!!! Awesome!
    That plum tart looks gorgeous. I have never tried a tart with plum before. Might give it a try.

    1. Thank you so much Sonal 🙂 Plums are a very nice fruit, juicy and sweet. I really had a wonderful holidays! 😉

  4. Beautiful tart and gorgoeus photos from your trip 🙂 welcome home x x

    1. Thank you so much Elaine 🙂 Too excited to taste everything 😀 xx

  5. skd says:

    I can’t believe it’s that easy. Your instructions are quite simple and easy to follow. The tartin looks delicious. the pictures are beautiful. .

    1. Thank you very much skd 🙂 Yes, simple and tasty. If you don’t want to make the puff pastry you can buy a ready one. Have a nice week!

  6. Hilda says:

    Very evocative pictures of France and food – your gorgeous tarte fits right in. I will make it, but not sure I’m ready to trade your other pate for a feuillete. We shall see.

    1. Thank you so much Hilda. Do you remember when you tried my apple tart tatin; It was two years ago and I was a new blogger. I hope you will like this one! 🙂 Thanks again for your trust!

      1. Hilda says:

        I certainly do remember that first apple one I made, and have shared that recipe with friends. That is why I say I hesitate to try a different one, but no doubt will.

  7. I love everything about this post Linda and especially you’re beautiful tarte tatin! It looks wonderful with plums – very striking!

    1. Thank you very much Margot. In summer, I like to bake my tart tatin with a puff pastry, it is fluffy and lighter. Have a very nice week! 🙂

  8. ladyredspecs says:

    What a great idea to use plums for tarte tatin, their tartness must have been delicious with the caramel

    1. Thank you so much Sandra. Simple with a delicious combination! 🙂

  9. Beautiful pictures and a recipe. Love your cooking; wish I could stay in your house forever and eat off your hands 😉

    1. I’m really touched by your kind words and thoughts Tasneem, thank you so much. Love following your tempting recipes on Instagram…Have a wonderful day xx

  10. This looks gorgeous Linda…I like that you have used a puff pastry as the base too. .Lovely recap of your recent holiday in the south of France…

    1. Thank you so much Shy. I really had an amazing holidays. Have a great week! 🙂

  11. radhika says:

    Lovely tarte tatin Linda! I’m sure it must have tasted heavenly! Love your pictures from France 😀

    1. Thank you so much Radhika 😀

  12. chef mimi says:

    Oh La France! Love the Paris photo, too! Your tarte is perfection.

    1. Thank you so much Mimi for your kind words 🙂

  13. Loretta says:

    Such a beautiful Plum Tarte Tatin, love tarte tatins, I’ve never made one with plums though. Also, I’ve never made puff pastry from scratch, I wonder if it would be ok to use a store bought variety. Your pictures of France are gorgeous, I never tire of anywhere in France, such a wonderful country!

    1. Thank you so much Loretta. Of course you can buy and make the tart with a frozen puff pastry, it works very well too. Yes, France has a beautiful nice places, I really enjoyed my holidays! 🙂

  14. Francesca says:

    Gorgeous! Never had the plum version. I’m sure it must be to die for! 🙂

    1. Francesca, finally I saw the movie The Hundred-Foot Journey in the plane on my way to France (funny). Now I truly understand your comment…The tart was really tasty! 🙂 Have a nice day!

      1. Francesca says:

        I’m so glad! 😃

  15. safia-safou says:

    mmmmm ya3tik essaha ya Linda tchahina a chaque fois ichahou bezaff même les photos chabines bssahtek les vacances je contente pour toi 😉 gros bisou :*

    1. Sahitou Safia, toujours etfarhini avec tes commentaires. Ya3tik essaha. Grosses boussettes 😉

  16. Linda, Welcome home! Thank you for sharing your photos from the south of France. Now to the plum tarte tatin… I am speechless. It looks so beautifully delicious. I sure would like to give this recipe a try. I have to look for the perfect plums. 😛

    1. Thank you so much Fae, I really had a wonderful holidays (family, ambiance and food)…Do let me know how it turns out. Have a superb day! 🙂

  17. Margherita says:

    Welcome back Linda! I hope you had great time in France, for sure it seems that you came back full of good energy, your cake is outstanding and it must be amazing!

    1. Thank you very much Margherita! Perfect refuel for another year of blogging 😉 Have a wonderful day!

  18. Using plums is something I have never tried. Now I would like to try. Blessings! 🍓

    1. Thank you so much. I love the texture of plum, fresh or dried, the texture is always nice. I hope you will like it! 🙂 Enjoy your weekend!

      1. Thank you. The weekends seem to fly by very quickly! lol

Leave a Reply to Snapshotsincursive Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s