Please wait, the site is loading...

Boozy plum custard cream tart


Serves: 8
timePrep time: 30 mins
timeTotal time:
Boozy plum custard cream tart
Recipe photograph by Kris Kirkham

Boozy plum custard cream tart

This beautifully indulgent dessert is actually very easy to make – ideal for a gathering when you don’t want to be chained to the kitchen. Seasonal figs would work well in place of plums if you prefer

Serves: 8
timePrep time: 30 mins
timeTotal time:

Rate this recipe
Print Print
See more recipes

Nutritional information (per serving)
Calories
374Kcal
Fat
26gr
Saturates
15gr
Carbs
25gr
Sugars
9gr
Fibre
2gr
Protein
5gr
Salt
0.4gr

Emily Jonzen

Emily Jonzen

Emily Jonzen is a London-based food stylist and recipe writer with almost ten years of experience working on books, magazines, packaging, advertising and television projects.
See more of Emily Jonzen’s recipes
Emily Jonzen

Emily Jonzen

Emily Jonzen is a London-based food stylist and recipe writer with almost ten years of experience working on books, magazines, packaging, advertising and television projects.
See more of Emily Jonzen’s recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 x 375g sheet ready-rolled all butter puff pastry
  • 6-8 ripe plums, depending on size
  • 30g light brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp brandy
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1 medium egg yolk, beaten
  • 200ml double cream
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • 200ml Taste the Difference fresh vanilla custard

Step by step

Get ahead
Bake the pastry base; cool, cover and store in an airtight container for 2 days. The roasted plums can be cooled and chilled for up to 2 days (bring back to room temperature before serving).
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas 6. Place a baking sheet on the top shelf of the oven to preheat.
  2. Unroll the puff pastry sheet onto a board lined with baking paper. Use a sharp knife to score a 1.5cm border around the edges, taking care not to cut all the way through. Prick all over with a fork, inside the border. Chill for at least 20 minutes.
  3. Halve and stone the plums. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the sugar, half the brandy, the cornflour and vanilla. Add the plum halves and stir until well coated. Transfer to another baking tray (or a shallow dish), lined with baking paper.
  4. Brush the pastry border with the beaten egg yolk. Slide the pastry onto the preheated baking sheet, still on its paper. Bake on the top oven shelf for 20 minutes until golden and well risen. Add the plums to the lower shelf for the final 10 minutes of cooking; they should be just softened and juicy but still holding their shape (if they aren’t ripe to start with, they will need longer). Remove from the oven and set aside.
  5. When cool enough to handle, slice each plum half into 2 or 3 wedges. See ‘Get ahead’, above, if preparing in advance.
  6. To serve, whip the cream with the icing sugar and remaining brandy until soft peaks form. Add the custard and whip again to soft peaks. Spread the custard cream over the pastry base and heap the plums on top, spooning on any juices.

You might also like...


We value your privacy

We use cookies to help give you the best experience on our site and to allow us and third parties to customise the marketing content you see across websites and social media. For more information see our cookie policy.

Cookie Preference Centre

Learn more about what each cookie category does and choose your settings (toggle right to opt in or left to opt out). Cookie policy


Strictly Necessary

These technologies are needed to enable our websites and apps to run and to keep it secure.

Sainsbury's Magazine

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
PHPSESSID Until the browsing session ends
device_view 1 month
viewedRecipes 1 year
subscription-{popup-version-date}-PopupClosed 12 days

Vimeo

Enables Vimeo videos on the site

Cookie name Duration
_derived_epik 1 year

Constant Commerce

Enables shopping tools for recipe ingredients

Cookie name Duration
cc_a_h 10 years
cc_a_s Until the browsing session ends

DoubleClick

DoubleClick Digital Marketing (DDM) is an integrated ad-technology platform that enables us to more effectively create, manage and grow high-impact digital marketing campaigns.

Cookie name Duration
DSID 10 days
IDE 1 year
RUL 11 months

Performance/Analytics

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Google

Google Analytics tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
__gads 13 months
gadsTest Until the browsing session ends
_ga 28 months
_gat 1 minute
_gid 1 day
1P_JAR 1 month
ANID 10 days
CONSENT 18 years
NID 6 months
__Secure-3PAPISID 2 years
__Secure-3PSID 2 years
__Secure-3PSIDCC 1 year

Marketing/Targeting

These technologies help us decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you. We use this data to customise the marketing content you see on websites, apps and social media. They also help us understand the performance of our marketing activities. These cookies are set by us or our carefully-selected third parties.

Pinterest

Pinterest conversion tracking gathers conversion insights and builds audiences to target based on actions our visitors have taken on the site.

Cookie name Duration
_pinterest_ct_rt 1 year
_pinterest_ct_ua 1 year
_pin_unauth 1 year

Outbrain

These technologies tell us how customers use our sites and apps and provide information to help us improve the website, apps and your browsing experience.

Cookie name Duration
outbrain_cid_fetch 5 minutes
adrl 5 weeks
apnxs 6 weeks
criteo 2 months
obuid 6 months

Twitter

Twitter conversion tracking enables us to measure our return on ad spend by tracking the actions people take after viewing or engaging with our ads on Twitter.

Cookie name Duration
personalization_id 2 years
muc 2 years
ads_prefs 5 years
auth_token 5 years
dnt 5 years
guest_id 2 years
twid 5 years