Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Peach Tart

Peach TartI love the color 'Peach'. At one point, my wardrobe was overflowing with garments in every shade of peach, that my mom, dad and sis frowned when I reached for one more piece of clothing in Peach. Well, that was in the past. I have reached a state of balance when it comes to my love for Peach. :-)

About the fruit Peach, there is only one word which comes to my mind - luscious! Until now, I have not tried anything with peaches. From the farmer market's, they go straight to our stomachs, after a quick wash. But for Mansi's AFAM-Peach, I decided to make a tart. I found a very simple recipe in Food Network in Sandra Lee's Semi Homemade Cooking section and I adapted it.

Here it is:

Peach Tart:

Recipe Source: FoodNetwork

Recipe:

Puff Pastry Sheet - 1
Canned Peach halves - 1 can
Sugar - 1 Tbsp
Butter - 2 Tbsps
Milk - A couple of drops
Apricot or Peach Jam - 2 Tbsps

Thaw the puff pastry sheet as per the directions given on the Puff Pastry package. For Pepperidge Farms brand, the pastry sheet has to be thawed for 40 minutes.

While the pastry sheet is thawing, drain the liquid off the canned peaches and thin slicely lengthwise. Keep aside.

After thawing the sheet, unfold and place it on an ungreased baking sheet. Fold the edges on all four sides for a rim. Prick holes inside the rim to prevent the puff pastry from puffing up. We want the rim to puff up and form a border.

Next, arrange the peach slices on the pastry sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle sugar all over the fruit and dot with butter. Brush the rim with a couple of drops of milk. Now the tart needs to be baked.

Preheat the oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit and bake for about 15 to 20 mins or until golden brown.

While the tart is baking, microwave 2 tbsps of apricot or peach jam for about 30 seconds and keep aside. After the tart is baked, remove from oven and while it is still hot, brush the melted jam all over the tart.

Let it cool and enjoy! :-) The tart is very light and airy and would go well with a hot cup of tea.

26 comments:

Sia said...

LOL chandrika... there is something abt peach colour which also made my wardrobe filled with peachy-pinky colours... not anymore though... beautiful pic as usual:)

Asha said...

Gorgeous!! Puff pastry crust makes ot darn easy to make this!! Great entry!:))

Rajitha said...

yumm...easy and delicious..looks so good.

Shivapriya said...

I remember watching this dish on food network long back. Lovely dish.

Puspha said...

Looks incredible!!!

sunita said...

Lovely tart...peaches really are gorgeous, aren't they.

Swaroopa said...

gr8 post. i love tarts with any fruits. will try ur peach one.

Rina said...

Love tarts. Yours looks gr8

marriedtoadesi.com said...

OOh this tart looks fantastic.

No worries, late entries for WBB are more than welcome!

Kanch

Chandrika said...

Thanks Sia! It really is funny how we tend to get attached to a particular color sometimes..Crazy days :-)

Chandrika said...

Thanks Asha! Yes indeed, puff pastry is a boon to bakers! :-)

Chandrika said...

Thanks Rajitha!

Chandrika said...

Thanks ShivaPriya!

Chandrika said...

Thank you Pushpa! Hope you are doing great!

Chandrika said...

Thanks Sunita! Oh yes,peaches are so damn lovely! :-)

Chandrika said...

Thanks Swaroopa! This is the first time I tried a tart..and it turned out well...

Chandrika said...

Thanks Rina! :-)

Chandrika said...

Thanks Kanchana! That was so kind of you...I will send in my entry tomm...:-)

Kribha said...

Hi Chandrika,
I too attempted something with peaches for the first time with pastry sheets. Truly these products helps in creating great dishes.You peach tart looks super delicious. Loved the color.

Vineela said...

Hi CHANDRIKA,
Peach tart looks great .Colorful picture.
Deviled eggs picture looks excellent.
Vineela

Nags said...

peach tart! yummy!!

waiting for your fruit announcement this month.. couldn't take part last month cuz peaches are not that easily available near where i live.

Raaga said...

Lovely... now waiting for your fruit AFAM :)

Happy cook said...

Delicious tart

Mansi Desai said...

hey Chandrika! thanks for this lovely peach tart entry! it's so beautiful I could've worn it if it were a dress!!!

good luck with hosting your AFAM next month!

Sneha said...

OMG, Chandrika, those tarts look just wonderful! The color speaks for itself!!!

Archana said...

delicious and simple recipe. Well I actually do have a suit of a lighter shade :).
Archana
http://www.archanaskitchen.com