Monday, August 31, 2009

Peach Tarts

I have tons of peaches from my recent Peach Picking trip with Diana. Besides eating it fresh I have to find ways to finish it up quick as they are getting over ripe and they don’t keep well in the fridge. I gave some to my neighbor Nancy and also some to Diana’s friend and I still have quite a bit of it.

Who can pass an easy to prepare dessert using the fresh peaches and store bought puff pastry? All you need is just a few other ingredients that you can find in your pantry. There is no fuss, no rolling out pastry here. If you don’t have peaches you can use other type of fresh fruits like apples, pears, plumps or mix berries. You can eat the tart as it is or smothered it with vanilla ice cream. Heaven!!

Ingredients:

1 box of puff pastry – 2 sheets
4 fresh peaches
3 tbsp of sugar – more if you like it sweeter
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp of apricot jam + 2 tbsp of hot water (for glazing)

1. Thaw the puff pastry for about 30 minutes. Peel and pit the peaches. Slice them into wedges. Toss it lightly with sugar and cinnamon powder and set it aside.
2. Line the baking sheet with some parchment paper. Pre-heat oven to 375 degree F.
3. Cut the puff pastry sheet into third and then half. Lay it out on a baking sheet. Arrange the peach slices on the puff pastry. Bake for 20 minutes or it puff up and golden brown.
4. Take it out of the oven and brush the top with some apricot jam. Serve at room temperature with whipped cream or ice cream.

Note : If you can't find fresh peaches you can replace it with can peaches.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

This dessert look simple enough for me to make. The fresh peach is very expensive here in Malaysia so I will just use the can ones. Thanks for sharing this great dessert.

Anne

chakhlere said...

wow!! that looks really yummy!!

Sonia said...

How nice you can get fresh and cheap peach, for us, we can only use the can ones. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Zue Murphy said...

This peach pastry is making my mouth watering.

Elin said...

Gert, I can't resist it ! I have to slurps it off your screen....thanks for sharing such a heavenly dessert..topped with the ice cream....lips smacking no doubt :)
Haih..I wish I was there when u picked the fruit...I will be in heaven then LOL!

mycookinghut said...

What's better than tarts to use the peaches!! I love peaches and other kind of stone fruits! You tarts look pretty!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Oh yummy! I cannot resist it, love puff pastry!

My Asian Kitchen said...

this peach tart look simply to bake yet so pretty!

Maya said...

Perfect with a big scoop of ice cream!

tracieMoo said...

yummy.. I love this dessert.. especially when you topped it with ice cream. I wish I had fresh peaches too..

Little Chef said...

Looks so simple & delicious!

ICook4Fun said...

Anne, I guess you have to use the can ones :)

Chakhlere, thank you.

Sonia, yea during summer we can get really cheap fruits here.

Zue, make some untuk buka puasa. This dessert is so easy and goes really well with ice-cream.

Elin, ha ha.. coming and visit me during summer and we can go and pick the fruits together. Is not too far from my home.

LCOM, me too :)

Lesley, it is very simple :)

Maya, yeap

Tracie, I think you can get fresh peaches from Cold Storage back in Malaysia.

Little Chef, yes it is :)

Rita Ho said...

Looks nice and delicious, Gert! I am impartial to cooked fruit but will try this. Do you get a lot of white peaches there? I prefer them over the regular ones, crispier texture.

noobcook said...

I wish we have such fresh peaches in Singapore. your tarts look super delicious!

Angie's Recipes said...

You are the baking queen! Love these simple delicious fruit tarts!

Angie's Recipes

petite nyonya said...

Love this peach tart! Am bookmarking this!

ICook4Fun said...

Rita, you have a lot of yellow peaches now but have yet to see the white ones. Do try this dessert out. Is SUPER easy :)

Angie, thank you.

Petite Nyonya, hope you like this recipe :)

Valerie said...

I made this easy dessert and we really like it. Can I post your recipe with my own photo and link back to your post?

ICook4Fun said...

Valerie,

Glad that you like this easy recipe. Of course you can post my recipe as long as your link it back to my blog. Thanks.

Christelle said...

Fruit tarts are a staple of french cooking, I can only approve, lol! simple and gorgeous!!

Samantha said...

i just made this, came out so well, looked amazing, tasted amazing!
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Adddiiieee!!! said...

Just made a batch of these since we have an overload of peaches here in Australia!
they turned out beautiful! great for afternoon tea!