When Aldo saw the shopping list for the week, he got super excited because he saw that cookies were on the list. But the cookies were on the list because I needed to get them for an event at work. The look of disappointment on his face was heartbreaking. So I told him I would make a dessert for us.
I didn't want to mess around with making cookie dough, so I made these super simple peach tarts using frozen puff pastry. This recipe technically made 9 tarts so I want to say it is 9 servings, but I won't tell you how many we actually ate in one sitting. It is embarrassing. They were just too good! (It's alright, we ate these after our very healthy swai fillet dinner)
Related recipe: Peach Bread
Makes 9 tarts. Total time: 25 minutes.
- 1 puff pastry sheet
- 2 peaches (not too ripe, you want to be able to cut them neatly)
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cold
- 1/2 - 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar, optional
1. Preheat oven to 400F. Spray parchment paper with non-stick spray. Remove puff pastry from the freezer and cut it into 3 strips while it is still half frozen. It will be easier to cut this way.
2. Place the 3 strips of puff pastry onto the parchment paper. As it continues thawing, prepare the peaches. Cut the peaches into even 1/8 inch thick slices.
3. Neatly arrange the peach slices on the puff pastry so that they are about 1/4 inch away from the edges. Depending on the size of the peach, you might need to angle the peach slices a bit.
4. Slice the butter into very thin slices and place on the peaches.
5. Sprinkle with 1/2 - 1 tablespoon sugar, depending on how much of a sweet tooth you have. I made these with 1/2 tablespoon sugar and they were perfect for me. Aldo would have preferred the whole tablespoon. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
6. Bake for 15 minutes at 400F, or until the pastry puffs up and starts turning golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
7. Use a sieve to evenly distribute the powdered sugar over the puff pastries. Use a sharp knife to slice each strip into thirds.
There you have it. The name "easy peasy peach tarts" doesn't mislead.
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