Limoncello plum tart

A melt-in-the-mouth dessert that can be prepared ahead

  • Prep:45 mins
    Cook:30 mins
    Plus chilling & cooling time
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 924
  • fat 57g
  • saturates 25g
  • carbs 83g
  • sugars 38g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 14g
  • salt 0.86g


  • 500g ready-made shortcrust pastry
  • zest and juice of 2 unwaxed lemons
  • 4 tbsp double cream
  • 100g pack ground almonds
  • 5 eggs
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 8 tbsp limoncello liqueur
  • 6 plums, stoned and cut into wedges
  • 200g golden caster sugar


  1. Roll out the pastry and use to line a loose-bottomed tart tin, 25cm diameter and about 3.5-4cm deep. Chill for at least half an hour.

  2. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Line the pastry with greaseproof paper, fill with baking beans and bake blind for 15 mins. Remove beans and paper.

  3. Put the lemon zest and juice, cream, almonds, sugar, eggs and melted butter in a large bowl and whisk until smooth then stir in the limoncello.

  4. Put the plums in the pastry case then pour the custard mixture over. Bake for about 20-30 mins until the custard is just set. Allow to cool then dredge with icing sugar before serving.

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