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Greengage Tart (English)

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English Pies/pastry


  • 8 oz Shortcrust pastry
  • 1 lb Greengages, washed, halved
  • And stoned
  • 1 ds Sugar, optional
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 1 pt Single cream


Set oven to 400/F or Mark 6. Line a 7 inch flan dish with the pastry and bake blind for l0 minutes. Arrange the greengages, cut side down, in the pastry case, and 5prinkle with the sugar, if desired. Beat the eggs and cream together, and strain over the greengages. Cook for 30 to 35 minutes or until the filling is golden and puffed up. Serve wazrm with extra cream, if desired.
In the 18th century, Sir William Gage planted some unknown plum trees in the orchard of his estate near Bury Saint Edmunds. They produced delicious yellow green fruit that became known as Green Gages plums, later corrupted to Greengage. Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V4 #270 by "ray.watson" <> on Tue, 1 Oct 1996.