This recipe is so simple, I'm not sure it counts as actual cooking!
Juicy, jammy plums lightly spiced with cinnamon, vanilla and star anise are wrapped in flaky puff pastry and crunchy almonds.
This is delicious eaten warm out of the oven, or at room temperature, and could be served as a dessert or breakfast pastry for friends and family – you decide!
I've used shop-bought puff pastry, here – as long as you don't buy the 'all butter' type, it should be vegan, but do check the packaging. You can also buy a gluten-free version now, too.
This recipe is essentially an assembly job, pulling together the ingredients and baking them. You can also use different seasonal fruits and, depending on the time of year, mix up the spices, too.
However you make or serve it, I know you're going to love it.
For the tart
320g pack ready-rolled puff pastry
3 tbsp ground almonds
6-8 plums, halved and stoned
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
1 cinnamon stick
½ tsp ground cinnamon
2-3 star anise
2 tbsp plant milk – I used oat
¼ cup flaked almonds
1-2 tbsp demerara sugar (optional)
To serve (choose your favourite)
Plant-based vanilla ice cream
Vegan crème fraîche
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