"This is the plum cake or tart that my Grossmutter made. It is delicious, and any fruit can be substituted for the plums. Therefore it is a seasonally great southern German dessert from the Zweibrucken area. My daughter requested this for her 'birthday cake' when she turned 7; it was a hit at her party! Top with whipped cream. My personal favorite version is to alternate plum and nectarine slices. "
It really isn't like the tarts in Germany that usually feature some sort of glaze or custard with the fruit. I couldn't find Italian prune plums so I used regular but I really didn't think the plums went the the cookie like tart. With ice cream on top it was pretty good. It's important to use ripe plums. The third time I made this I added strawberries and nectarines with the plums. I think this recipe really shines as the "cookie" though. Eliminate the fruit and add more fresh lemon zest to it and you have a BANGIN shortbread cookie.
Would I make it again? Nope. But I would make the dough part as cookies!!