Black Friar Plum-Frangipane Tart

Preparation info

  • Makes


    9 inch Tart
    • Difficulty


Appears in

China Moon Cookbook

By Barbara Tropp

Published 1992

  • About

I adore the nubbly texture and almondy fragrance of frangipane, and nowhere better than in this tart. With the purple-black plums showing through here and there, it is an absolutely regal dessert.

The frangipane can be made a week or more ahead. Then with the fruit and a prebaked tart shell on hand, this dessert can be assembled in an hour.

Black Friar is a fragrant plum we especially like, but any sweet plum—be it red, purple, green, or yellow—will be good. If you are looki