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:
Recipe Source: FoodNetwork
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.