Peach (or fruit) tart recipe??
- Doggiebags Aug 11, 2005 02:47 PM
I've been *dying* to make a peach, or fruit, tart lately. Does anyone have any good (but not TOO complex) recipes? I've tried some I found on the net but they were a bit disappointing...
The simplest recipe is in the August issue of Food & WIne. It's from Jonathen Benno and Thomas Keller's section on quick and easy summer recipes. I made it no problem and I am by no means a chef. It came out looking exactly like the photo! And the best part is it involves store-bouth puff pastry dough.
Simmer 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 tbsp. of water and 1 tsp of light corn syrup for about 6 minutes until it becomes an amber caramel. Pour it into the bottom of an oven safe skillet that is about 6 or 8 inches in diameter.
Get 3 or 4 freestone peaches; peel and halve them.
Place the peaches ROUND SIDE DOWN into the skillet, on top of the caramel.
Take a sheet of the puff pastry (let it thaw so that it is still cold, but not frozen) and cut a circle out of it that is large enough to cover the peaches but doesn't go over the edge of the skillet. I used a pot lid as the template.
Place the dough on top of the peaches and put the whole thing into the oven (preheated to 400) for about a half hour.
Once out of the oven, let it rest for 5 minutes or so, then flip it over onto a plate.
It takes about 15-20 mintues to prep. SO EASY and tasty too.
I linked my post to a plum tart that includes a link to an Epicurious recipe. It was very delicious and moderate in difficulty/time IMO.
For peaches, I prefer making a crostata aka free-form tart. It's pretty easy, very rustic looking, and tends to have a firmer crust. You could google for recipes...