PPQ: Fredericksburg Peach Tart

in Fruit, Pies and Tarts, Project Pastry Queen

We’re in the home stretch of Project Pastry Queen, just a few weeks left. This week, Emily of A Gilt Nutmeg chose to turn back the clock and make a beautiful peach tart from the early days of the project, the Fredericksburg Peach Cream Cheese Tart.

A sweet, ripe juicy peach is one of summer’s gifts. I don’t want to seem ungrateful but let’s be totally honest, here. Summer kind of owes it to us. Triple digit heat index? No rain for months and then it floods? A potential hurricane?

But we’ll take it.

This week’s tart is not just for summer. As written, it showcases the sweet Texas peach but it also makes a wonderful fall tart when made with apples and cinnamon.

But like all of the desserts in The Pastry Queen, it’s Texas-sized. And beautiful.

The last time I made the peach tart for PPQ, I only made a half-recipe of the filling and used a 9.5-inch tart pan. I eliminated the egg and cream in the dough and added just enough water for it to come together like a normal pie crust. Leftover pie crust can be frozen for future desserts. Or you can be even more resourceful and make homemade pop tarts :)

For the original recipe, check out A Gilt Nutmeg. To see how the other PPQ members tackled the tart, check out the Project Pastry Queen blog.

10 comments… add one

  • Looks beautiful!

    As for pie crust, I never thought to freeze leftovers for later use. I got in the habit of doing what my grandmother always did – roll it out, sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar, roll it up, brush with egg wash and bake. Man, we used to fight over those as kids. :)

  • It’s so pretty!! I haven’t made a tart in ages. Love the homemade pop-tart idea. My girls would love that.

  • Oh yum, I am so loving peaches right now, so good when in season!

  • Agreed. Summer DOES owe us (especially this summer in particular) and payback in stone fruits sounds wonderful to me! What a lovely tart.

  • Wow, I’ve wanted to make this tart for so long and it completely slipped my mind. Thanks for the reminder. Looks great!

  • Ooooh – this tart looks heavenly! Love celebrating summer peaches!!! :)

  • Yum-that looks amazing!

  • Debra

    That is beautiful.

  • That first picture is so pretty. Very artistic! :)

  • Ashleigh

    toasted coconut ice cream

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