Tuesday, August 12, 2008

White Peach Tart

Summer is the time for great fruit, and peaches are my new favorite right now. Over the last few months, Steve and I have consumed more than our share of peaches, in all its lovely forms. For breakfast with yogurt, in smoothies, in desserts.

Our local market recently had a sale on white peaches, and I immediately seized a bag. Some of the peaches were ripe, so I set on a quest to create a dessert using them. This tart was the outcome. It perfectly showcases the delectable flavor of the peaches, just as a good fruit dessert should. The honey brings out the sweetness of the fruit, and the pastry is light and flaky. It got devoured in a few short hours.

White Peach Tart
Flour for rolling out puff pastry
1 sheet frozen puff pastry (from a 17.3 ounce package), thawed
3 white peaches, sliced 1/4-inch thick
2 tablespoons honey
1 large egg white, beaten with 1 teaspoon water, for egg wash
2 tablespoons butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On floured surface, roll puff pastry out to form a 8x14-inch rectangle. Place the pastry on a baking sheet. With a sharp knife, lightly score the dough to form a 1-inch border. Trim the edges. Transfer to a baking sheet. Brush pastry with egg wash, avoiding the edges. Toss peaches in a bowl with honey, and place on the rolled pastry. Dot with butter. Bake until the pastry is golden and peaches are tender, 30-25 minutes. Serves 4-6.

13 comments:

  1. Oh, yum, there is nothing like a perfect pastry combined with delectable fruit! My mouth is so watering right now...

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  2. Mmmm, this reminds me of the peach tarts I ate in Germany as a little girl!

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  3. Oh I love peaches. In a few months hopefully I can make a vegan version of this. :)

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  4. oh man this looks delicious. yummmm.

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  5. It has been SO long since I had a peach, and this makes me want one right now. This looks SO good!

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  6. I adore peaches-- and that sounds totally easy! Mmmmm.

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  7. the peach tart looks yum! and your europe trip looks like it was fun. a friend of mine did a similar trip around the same time as yours too. there's just so many people dreaming to go to europe =)

    hey, i've got an award for you in my blog. just a token of my appreciation for your great posts =)

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  8. The tart looks great. The only downside is the "turn on the oven to 1000 degrees" or, at least that's what it'll feel like in the apartment if I turn the oven on right now. Baking sort of takes a hit in the LA summers.

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  9. You're fantastic. Yum. You're like my cook book.

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