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Pluot Tart
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Pluot and Port Wine Tart with Brown Sugar Crust

Tart crust requires no rolling, and the rustic look makes it an easy beginner dessert.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown sugar tart crust, pluot tart
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 397kcal
Author: Stef


Brown Sugar Crust Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Port Syrup Ingredients

  • 2 cups port wine
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Pluot Filling Ingredients

  • 5-6 pluots
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup port syrup from above


Brown Sugar Crust Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 F.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in brown sugar until fully combined.
  • Mix in flour, salt, and cinnamon until just combined.
  • Press dough into the bottom and up the sides of a greased 11" tart pan with a removable bottom. Be sure the dough goes all the way to the top of the sides of the pan. It may fall a little during the baking and if it's already shy of the top, it will be even lower after the bake.
  • Use a fork to poke shallow holes all over the dough.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.

Port Syrup Instructions

  • In a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring port, brown sugar, and cinnamon stick to a boil.
  • Lower heat to a simmer and cook until liquid reduces to 2/3 cup, 10-15 minutes. It's totally OK to pour the liquid out into a glass measuring cup to check the amount and then return it to heat if necessary. I did this a couple of times. :)
  • Remove the cinnamon stick. I like to suck on them, but toss them if you must.

Pluot Filling, Assembly, and Baking Instructions

  • Up the oven heat to 350 F.
  • Slice pluots in half, remove their pits, and cut each half into 8 thin slices.
  • Coat pluot slices in flour and mix in 1/3 cup of the syrup.
  • Arrange the pluot slices in a spiral (or any pattern you prefer) over the pre-baked crust.
  • Pour any syrup left in the bottom of the pluot bowl and the remaining 1/3 cup of syrup evenly over the tart.
  • Bake for 50 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the syrup is bubbling and looks thicker around the edges of the tart. There will still be plenty of liquid; it will come together as it cools.
  • Cool on the counter until room temperature, then transfer to the refrigerator to chill for at least two hours.
  • Once cool, remove the outer ring of the pan (the easiest way to do this is to set the pan on top of an upside-down bowl), slice, and serve.


This tart can also work with plums, peaches, or nectarines.
If you cut the tart before it cools, the cut won't be as clean. Juice will spill all over. It will still taste good, but expect a delicious mess.


Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1.7mg