Sweet Tooth Friday: Mint Infused Plum Tarte Tatin

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on April 28, 2011

Happy Sweet Tooth Friday everyone! I am filling in for my sweet friend Alli this Friday so the pregnant lady can get some things taken care of before her baby arrives. I hope you don’t mind the interruption but I promise to fill your sweet tooth desire with one amazing dessert.

Over at my Kitchen Belleicious site I have been talking non-stop about my passion for baking with fresh summer fruit and today is no exception. Before I go any further let me explain a little more about myself. I am what some would call an OCD cook! I get into these little obsessions with my cooking where I can’t stop baking or cooking with a certain ingredient. Last month it was strawberries and this month it is plums. They are just so darn gorgeous and juicy that I can’t get enough. My husband asked if I needed counseling but I assured him that he must zip it unless he no longer wants dessert anymore! LOL!

All this brings me to my latest and fabulous spring/summer dessert- Mint Infused Plum Tarte Tatin! You can just see the sweet goodness just oozing from the cake the moment you lay eyes on it. The addition of the mint adds a completely different layer to the dish that you wouldn’t normally expect from a sweet tart. I got the idea from one of my favorite refreshments, Mint Julep. Seriously, one bite of this tart and you will think you died and gone to Mint Julep Plum Cake Heaven. Okay, maybe there is no such thing but the flavors and texture of this tart are just simply amazing. Just warning you- -You might not be able to have your cake and eat it too but then who really wants to have a cake to just look at. Seriously, that quote frustrates me sometimes because I don’t know one person who would rather look at a cake instead of eating it! Do you?

Have you ever obsessed over an ingredient before? If so I am so curious to know what it was? Hope ya’ll have a fabulous weekend and thanks for visiting Alli and myself today!


Ready to link up with Sweet Tooth Friday? I only have a few rules:

  1. Link directly to your recipe {sweet-recipes only please}, not to the main page of your blog.
  2. Link back to my blog and/or include the Sweet Tooth Friday button {code is below and in the side bar}.
  3. Visit a few of the other blogs. Spread the sweet-love!
  4. Subscribe to my blog, follow me on Twitter, or like me on Facebook.
  5. Stop by again on Saturday. Each week I pick my five favorite recipes. If you are featured I have a nifty button you can add to your blog.

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{ 46 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Liz@HoosierHomemade April 28, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Yum! Thanks for hosting Allison!


2 Allison April 29, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Of course! Friday is my favorite day of the week. Hope to see you next week.


3 Corrine April 28, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Beautiful tart! I linked up a couple meyer lemon desserts


4 Allison April 29, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Mmmm, can’t wait to check them out. Thanks for stopping by!


5 Karen at Ladybug Creek April 28, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Thanks for the invite!! More great recipes.
Ladybug Creek


6 Allison April 29, 2011 at 2:33 pm

So glad you stopped by. I hope to see you again next week.


7 Jacqueline April 28, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Thanks for inviting me! I will run back and set up a link to your party. Is it a lot more difficult to
have the photos for your linky party. I know Lisa at sweet-as-sugar-cookies started a sweets linky party
and had 86 entries the first week and over a hundred since then. People love sweets but I think it helps to see the picture. (But I don’t know anything about linky parties!) Thanks for hosting.


8 Allison April 29, 2011 at 2:34 pm

I think you are right, I’ve been thinking I need to use a thumbnail linky. Thanks for suggesting it.


9 Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies April 28, 2011 at 11:13 pm

This looks so good. You make me want to go out and buy some plums right now. Just linked up with my Streusel Blueberry Muffins.


10 Allison April 29, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your blueberry muffins. I can’t wait to check them out. I hope to see you again next week.


11 Eating in Winnipeg April 29, 2011 at 7:29 am

I just linked up! great blog, I’ll come back again next week :)


12 Allison April 29, 2011 at 2:35 pm

I’m so glad you stopped by!


13 Amanda April 29, 2011 at 7:41 am

I’ve just linked up from both of my blogs!! (eating in winnipeg and Captive Creativity)


14 Allison April 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Wahoo! Thanks for stopping by!


15 Little Brick Ranch April 29, 2011 at 8:24 am

This looks great…my mom used to make something similar but I bet she forgot cuz I haven’t seen it in a while! Ill have to forward this to her. Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. I hope to see you again next week!!

the only thing I made this week was black Bean Dip…not exactly sweet. Ill try to whip something out for next weeks party!


16 carolinaheartstrings April 29, 2011 at 8:25 am

That looks just delicious. Great pictures.


17 Aimee April 29, 2011 at 8:47 am

I linked up some goodies from my blog this week.
As for ingredients, I just bought some vanilla beans online (way cheaper, I had no idea), and I’m working on some new donut recipes. I’m obsessed with donuts.


18 Allison April 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Where did you buy the vanilla beans? I’ve been dying to get some.


19 Aimee April 29, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Here is the link to the ones I bought, through Amazon. I think with shipping it ended up being about $15? But you get16 whole beans. Way cheaper than going to the grocery store and spending $10 on two beans in the jar! They taste great too (as I am sitting here eating about my 6th donut)!!!


20 Allison April 30, 2011 at 11:01 am

HI Aimee, I don’t see the link. Can you send it again?


21 Aimee May 1, 2011 at 6:58 am
22 Andrea (Andreas Kitchen) April 29, 2011 at 9:36 am

Gorgeous Tarte! I am sharing my recipe for Strawberry Pudding. This recipe is really healthy because it is pureed strawberries with gelatin and a little bit of sugar.
Thanks for hosting!


23 Allison April 29, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Mmmm, a healthy sweet with strawberries. Sounds wonderful. Thanks for stopping by!


24 Jessica April 29, 2011 at 9:49 am

It looks yummy… And I was your newest follower and I love your blog.



25 Allison April 29, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I’m so glad that you stopped by!


26 Rhondi April 29, 2011 at 10:41 am

Amazing tarte Jessica! Thanks for hosting, and I just became a follower to your blog, love it!


27 Allison April 29, 2011 at 2:39 pm

So glad you stopped by Rhondi!


28 Torrie @ a place to share... April 29, 2011 at 10:57 am

Jessica, these photos are AMAZING, and I cannot wait to make this (especially with all of that mint in the garden)!!

Seriously- really nice job on this.


29 Rettabug April 29, 2011 at 11:08 am

Hi Alli,
Thank you for your kind invitation to link up to your Sweet Tooth Friday. This is my first time visiting you darling blog…lots of yummy stuff to see!

I’m sorry I’m not on FB nor do I Tweet. I’m getting old & left behind by this new generation, I guess. LOL

I’m off to visit the other participants. Thanks again for your kind words.


30 Allison April 29, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Hi Rett! I’m so glad that you stopped by. I hope to see you again soon.


31 brooke @B & the boy! April 29, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Wow! What a gorgeous looking confection! I just posted GF/CF/SF Double Chocolate Banana Pancakes, though that isn’t what it says. :)


32 Allison April 29, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Ohhhhh, that sounds amazing. I can’t wait to check it out.


33 sweetlife April 29, 2011 at 4:04 pm

stunning tarte tatin, we love plums..i know my girls would enjoy this, thanks for sharing!



34 mickey April 29, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Thanks for hosting Allie. Love that tart, can’t wait to try it :)


35 Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook April 29, 2011 at 6:31 pm

That is one great looking tart!


36 BrandyK April 29, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Thanks so much for the invitation! I linked up my PB Snickers Brownies.


37 Karishma April 29, 2011 at 11:27 pm

Thank you so much for inviting me….feels great to be part of such a great collection of recipes plus of course I am enjoying your blog…all the posts not just on recipes but also on parenting which I can relate to! Wonderful…you take care and hope you have a safe and easy delivery….enjoy your lil one!


38 shelly (cookies and cups) April 30, 2011 at 8:25 am

Wow! Lots of fun and yummy ideas!!


39 lena April 30, 2011 at 8:44 am

that tart looks really lovely and i think it’s really not a bad idea to include mints here. wow, so many entries, i sure i can find something that interest me!


40 Meghan @ Cupcakes with Sprinkles April 30, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Thanks for visiting my blog and inviting me! I linked up Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake


41 Lori April 30, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Looks wonderful! Instructions seem easy to follow too. I am a new follower and hope you will visit our blog soon!



42 Kim May 1, 2011 at 11:01 pm

This looks so yummy!

Thanks for sharing with So Sweet Sundays! :)


43 Vanessa May 7, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Hmm.. This looks so delicious! :)
Thank you so much for sharing the recipe and linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday}!
I hope to see you again this week! :)
Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}


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