Sunday, October 17, 2010

Stone Fruit Tarts

The last batch of peaches I bought tasted like potato. They were not juicy and tasteless. I was pretty upset with it as I bought it from Wegmans. Normally they sell the top quality produce but I am not sure what happen to this batch. I even went back to Wegmans to complaint about it and they were pretty apologetic about it. Anyway, since we won’t be eating it fresh I decided to make some tarts out of it with some leftovers plump and nectarines. If you are looking for a quick and easy dessert to serve up, this tart is for you. You may use any stone fruit for this recipe like plums, cherries, apricots, nectarines, peaches, etc.

Ingredients for the dough

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
10 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
some ice water

1. Mix the flour, salt, and sugar together in a bowl. Cut in the butter by hand or using a mixer with a paddle attachment, leaving some pea-sized chunks.
2. Sprinkle the ice water over the top by the tablespoon and toss it with the flour mixture until you can bring the dough together into a ball. 3. Press it into a disk and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Ingredients for the fruit filling

2 cups of sliced and chopped stone fruits
3 tbsp sugar (more if you like it sweeter)
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tbsp of cornstarch

1. Mix all the ingredients together and set it aside. Greased the muffin pan or tart shells.
2. Roll out the dough to about 3 mm thick and line it on a muffin pan or tart shells.
3. Put about 1 ½ tbsp of filling in it. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 25 min until golden brown.
4. Serve warm or at room temperature.


ReeseKitchen said...

Yummy tarts you have here. The recipe looks quite simple, and I like it as simple as it is. Peaches here are pretty expensive and difficult to find good qualities too. Will see for other fruits. Thanks for the recipe..:)

Elin said...

The fruit tarts looks so dainty and I am sure it taste good too :) These fruits are so expensive over here and seasonal too even though imported. So cant get them fresh except in cans.

Cheah said...

The tarts look so cute and so colourful, but these fruits are very costly here.

WendyinKK said...

It's really disheartening to get bad tasting fruits.
I bought some peaches imported from China, and they are really really dissapointing.
Still in the fridge now, over 6 weeks. No idea what to do with it

Angie's Recipes said...

I have bought some potatey peaches before...well, more than twice...:-( Just terrible!
I like these pretty looking tarts!

fuat gencal said...

Hayırlı haftalar, Çok leziz ve iştah açıcı görünüyor. Ellerinize, emeğinize sağlık. Her pazartesi yayınladığım "bloglardan seçmelerde"bu hafta yemek bir aşk isimli blog yazarının"milföye sarılı tavuk baget ve karışık sebzeli garnitür" isimli tarifi yayınlandı.

Zurin said...

such pretty tarts. potatoey peaches?! ooo....I never knew peaches could be potatoey. it must have been terrible. but your tarts made up for that definitely!

Little Inbox said...

Peach is so expensive over here, and I doubt about the quality too.
Luckily you found a way to consume the peaches. A nice dessert indeed.

Zoe said...

can't wait for the stone fruits to to make this too...look yummy

Cool Chic Style Fashion said...

Bellissima la tua presentazione di questi piccoli dolci alle mele, ciao

Little Corner of Mine said...

I think tasteless is better than sourish right? I hate it when it's sourish.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Sorry to hear that you got bad produce. But you know at least you can complain about it in States...if back in Asia...hahaha!But good thinking to make them into tarts. ;) Looks delicious!

mr. pineapple man said...

mmm fruit tarts!! looks charming ;)

Olive said...

these are cute tarts and simple to make too. No one will know that these peaches were not of good quality before.. good save! :)

My Little Space said...

I have to agree with all of your readers regarding those imported fruits here. I even have difficulties in choosing an avocado! =o( Btw, your stone fruits tart looks awesome. I think the fruits will taste better after cooked. Hope you're having a wonderfu day.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

this look simple and good!

Bakericious said...

the tarts looks great, at least the fruits are in good use!

ICook4Fun said...

Reese, yes this is a simple recipe. Peaches are cheap when they are in season here.

Elin, maybe you can replace the fruits with other type of local fruits like mango, papaya and pineapple.

Cheah, thank you.

Wendy, yes I was pretty upset as I bought like 6-7 huge ones. Make some cake with it :)

Angie, yes they taste terrible.

Fuat, sorry I can't read turkish but thanks for your comment.

Zurin, ha ha it is like eating a soft potato or soft apple. So you can imagine the taste :)

Little Inbox, yes I can't bring myself to throw it away :)

ICook4Fun said...

Zoe, thank you.

Stefania, thank you.

LCOM, both are as bad :)

Bee Bee, oh yea that is why I like it here. Can complain and return with no question ask :)

Mr Pineapple man, thanks

Olive, I am not sure what happen to this season fruits. They look so pretty bad taste bad.

Kristy, I know avacado is expensive back home. One can cost over RM5. Here if it is in season I can get one for 0.50 cent.

Sonia, thanks.

Jess, thank you.

Anonymous said...

the tarts look so good! i love stone fruits, its too bad they are quite costly here in indonesia and i rarely get the chance to use them for baking.

claire said...

i love stone fruit tarts- As soon as they are back in season, I am trying this recipe!!