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
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.