Thursday, August 6, 2015

Fresh Peach Tart


Fresh Peach Tart | Cooking on the Front Burner


Are you ready for a new dessert recipe?  I seem to be on a dessert kick lately but with all the fresh fruit we've been having this summer, I just can't resist!  This Fresh Peach Tart is the latest creation for the tastebuds.  Get ready to enjoy these juicy beauties in an individual dessert.... pretty peachy keen, huh?

We love our peaches!  Don't you hate when you go the the grocery store, buy peaches and take a bite to only find out they are underripe or have a "dry" texture?  Me too!  I've really lucked out the past few years by getting my peaches at Trader Joe's.  Nope I'm not getting paid to say this but I have never had a bad apple peach in the bunch.  I have no idea where they get them but I've been pleased.  We go through a box every week and then I go back buying another... which reminds me, I need more and hope they are still in stock!


Fresh Peach Tart

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 20 minutes
Yield 2 pastries
Ingredients
  • 1 sheet frozen puffed pastry thawed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-2 fresh ripe peaches
  • 8 oz 1/3 fat cream cheese softened
  • 2/3 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely minced fresh thyme (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons apple jelly (warmed a bit for brushing on fruit)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. On a floured surface cut (4) 4" squares out of the puffed pastry
  3. Place each square on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
  4. Lightly score about 1/2" around each with a sharp being careful not to cut through the dough (square shape)
  5. Beat an egg and brush the scored edge with egg mixture (you will have most of the mixture leftover)
  6. Sprinkle sugar on egg mixture and bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown
  7. Remove from oven and re-score the edge and lightly push down the center of each square and cool completely
  8. In a medium bowl combine the softened cream cheese, confectioners sugar, vanilla, honey and thyme and beat until creamy
  9. Slice a peach into 12 wedges (or 8 wedges - then will need 2 peaches)
  10. Place about 2-3 tablespoons cream cheese mixture on each square
  11. Top with 3 peach slices
  12. Brush the warmed apple jelly over the peaches
  13. Cover and refrigerate until served or serve immediately
Note:  you will have leftover cream cheese mixture - probably enough to make 4 more tarts.  I just needed four when I made this recipe
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I wanted to experiment with some different flavors and add a touch of fresh thyme.  I loved the flavor but it definitely can be optional.  If you do use it, be sure to chop the leaves only and mince fine.  A big-o-chunk of thyme could be overwhelming!

The puff and cream cheese filling is pretty basic so feel free to use as a base for other fruits you might want to try.  I think berries would be a good pick too!

Fresh Peach Tart | Cooking on the Front Burner

I always take the leftover puffed pastry and make a few cut-outs with a small cookie cutter.  I brush a bit of the egg mixture and sprinkled with sugar.  They bake up in about 12 minutes.  I like how they add just a little something special.

Fresh Peach Tart | Cooking on the Front Burner

You may have noticed I've made some recipes this year using puffed pastry.  Here are a couple more you might enjoy!

Banana Split Dessert


Mini Fruit Pizzas



30 comments:

  1. So pretty, Deb! I'm not a baker but I could make these, lol. Love the easy recipe and they are perfect for backyard entertaining. We go through a lot of peaches too right now - so scrumptious!

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  2. Hi Deb, this looks fab! It would be lovely if you brought it on over to Food on Friday over at Carole's chatter. Cheers

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  3. Peach season is the best time of the year and these look amazing!

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  4. wow! Peach tart looks amazing! will try out soon..

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  5. I love my peaches too, but only when they're just right. You have lucked out -- finding great peaches can be tough! These tarts are beautiful, Deb, and such a great summer dessert!

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  6. Deb, These look delicious and a nice dessert to use up that bushel of peaches! Pinned. Joan-MyCookieClinic

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  7. My kids and I are huge peach lovers. This loos so pretty and really delicious!

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  8. These are the most gorgeous tarts I've ever seen! Almost too pretty too eat! I have a big basket of peaches that would love to turn into these! ;) Saving and sharing!!

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  9. How pretty are these?! They look so delicious! Such a gorgeous dessert!

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  10. Stunning photos Deb! I had a peach today and it definitely wasn't ripe.. I'll have to wait a couple of days!

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  11. Wow, so lovely! Gorgeous color and styling love the sprigs of thyme!

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  12. These tarts are seriously stunning! Loving the peaches!

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  13. Deb these look absolutely gorgeous! And such beautiful pictures! I'm sold!

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  14. These look gorgeous! I love peaches in my desserts!

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  15. Puff pastry sheets are probably the best invention ever. I love your idea to use the remaining puff pastry sheet to cut out designs, I can't wait to try that. These peach tarts look absolutely delicious, peaches have been so sweet lately and this would be the perfect way to enjoy them.

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  16. What an original and beautiful use of peaches and puff pastry! Very nicely done, will be sharing!

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  17. yummm
    I didn't have my dinner yet and I am drooling now just like my Newfie

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  18. These are sooo lovely! Love the thyme!!

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  19. These are almost too pretty to eat. Almost ;)

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  20. Scrumptious! Nothing better than a fresh, juicy peach!
    Here from Create, Link, Inspire.

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  21. OMG, It didn't even matter what the name of this was! I NEED it! My goodness these look absolutely amazing, can't get over it! Thank you for sharing your recipe! :-D

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  22. Oh yum, does this look delicious!! Saying hello from the creativity unleashed party! What a great recipe and pictures!
    Cathy@threekidsandafish{dot}com

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  23. What a gorgeous dessert! And they look easy enough that even I could make them! Sending some foodie love your way from #FoodieFriDIY!

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  24. You are my favorite this week... Featuring your delicious recipe on my blog. Thank you so much for partying with us!
    xo
    Desiree

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  25. Wow, could you make those look more amazing!? I wanted to let you know that I'm featuring this post tonight at the Create & Share Link Party (7:00 PM MST)! Congratulations!!! Can't wait to see what you share with us this week. :)

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  26. These tarts are absolutely STUNNING, Deb!

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