Recipe: Sam Mannering’s Quick Plum and Filo Tart

Quick plum and filo pie from Sam Mannering.


Quick plum and filo pie from Sam Mannering.

Sam Mannering’s Quick Plum Filo Pie

It’s lazy of me and I love it. For me, puddings are one of two things.

A well-thought-out, well-planned masterpiece, done well in advance and to much fanfare and acclaim. Or, a spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment thing, usually spurred on by a spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment drink gathering that turned into a spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment dinner party.

This happens quite often with me.

The thing is, you can quite easily put together a somewhat impressive and delicious pudding by the minute without having a panic attack. Plums are excellent right now. Use them.

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4-5 ripe plums, pitted and thinly sliced

3 tablespoons brown or muscovado sugar

3 tablespoons of butter

About 6 sheets of filo pastry

Lime or lemon zest


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C in convection.

  2. Grease a cake tin or a cast iron mold with a little butter.

  3. Combine sliced ​​plums and sugar. The sugar will quickly melt into the plums and you will end up with a slightly moist mixture.

  4. Crumple the filo as if it were paper and arrange it in the pan, making sure the base is completely covered. Sprinkle with half the butter. Arrange the plum mixture on top, then sprinkle with the remaining butter.

  5. Place in the oven and cook for about 20 to 25 minutes, until golden and crispy. Be careful not to let it burn. Once out of the oven, allow to cool slightly. Spread the zests and serve, with cream or ice cream.

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