Pate Sablee, recipe follows
Flour, for dusting
6 to 8 large plums, (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1/4-inch wedges
2 tablespoons sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoons blanched, slivered almonds, toasted, optional
Special Equipment: A rimless baking sheet, pastry brush
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons butter, cut in 1/2-inch cubes, chilled
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons ice water
Special Equipment: A food processor
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