Tarte au fruit à l’alsacienne

To serve 6.

Pâte brisée
1 lb of plums, apricots or cherries
1/4 cup of sugar
2/3 cup of water
1 egg
4 Tbsp of heavy cream
1 Tbsp of confectioner’s sugar, sifted

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Roll out the pâte brisée on a lightly floured surface, line a 7 inch flan ring and prick the base well.
  • Bake blind for approximately 10 minutes or until pastry is dry and firm.
  • If using plums or apricots, halve the fruit and remove the pits.
  • For cherries, remove the pits by using a cherry pitter or by cutting in half.
  • Poach the fruit gently with the sugar and water until just tender.
  • Do not allow the fruit to break up.
  • Fill the pan with the poached fruit and bake for 5 minutes.
  • Mix the egg with the cream, pour this over the fruit and bake for a further 10 minutes.
  • Dust with the confectioners’ sugar and serve warm.