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Peach & Apple Tarts


Summer is here!!! Time for delicious, cheap fruit! These were pretty tasty, I pulled the recipe from veggie belly you can see it here, she modified it from Pioneer Woman which you can see here. I didn’t measure out much of anything for this one, just pinches of this and that and it worked out well! Let me tell you something about peaches- I don’t know very much about them. You start this recipe by peeling them- blanching, which worked well for 2 out of the 3… I don’t know what happened to the third (directions to follow). Then I proceeded to pit them, or attempt. I looked on a website about how to do this and unless I got crazy peaches, they were already fully ripe, it is not as easy as it seems. Supposedly you can cut them in a circle around the pit like an avocado and pull them apart… that ended with peach mush so I just sliced them down the sides and and cut them into thin strips…

Here is the recipe!

1 puff pastry sheet, thawed (I let mine thaw too long before unwrapping it, either way it will work great but you may want to unfold it while it is still a little frozen…)

4 peaches (or apples- variation to follow)

A few large pinches of cinnamon

2 pinches of nutmeg

2 pinches of ginger

3 spoonfuls of brown sugar

Preheat the oven to 415. Blanch the peaches: Bring a pot of water to boil, cut an X on the bottom of each peach and fully submerge them in boiling water for 40 seconds.

Put directly into an ice bath until cool enough to handle.

Peel from your X cut.

Pit… or slice peaches into quarters and cut into thin strips.

Mix with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and brown sugar.

Roll out puff pastry and slice into four wide strips and place on parchment paper and top with the peaches.

Bake for 18-20 minutes and cool on a drying rack.


To use apples instead- slice apples (I used Gala) with peels into thin strips, mix with spices and either a little lemon or orange juice. Place on wide strips of puff pastry and drizzle with honey. Bake for 18 minutes- Yum!! I can’t decide which is my favorite…


2 thoughts on “Peach & Apple Tarts

  1. “Pit…or slice peaches into quarters” Haha, thanks for being honest! That’s probably exactly how I would do it. These looked delicious and the photos were great!

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