German Plum Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes


    8 inch tart
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Peace, Love, and Pasta: Simple and Elegant Recipes from a Chef's Home Kitchen

By Scott Conant

Published 2021

  • About

When I lived in Germany, I worked for a time at a bakery in Bavaria where, during the summer, they made a traditional plum tart that blew me out of the water. The tart itself was very thin, with a nice crust on the bottom and a top that was super moist from absorbing the custard that was layered above it with caramelized plums cooked on top. My favorite part was always the sweet spot where the tart and custard meet. In Bavaria, the tart was referred to as zwetschgenkuchen (for the va