Fredericksburg Peach Cream Cheese Tart

Tara of Smells Like Home is hosting this week’s Project Pastry Queen: Fredericksburg Peach Cream Cheese Tart. Things were so busy around here this week that I wasn’t sure I’d get to it. But it’s a cheesecake in tart form, topped with peaches. And we don’t really run from cheesecake or peaches around here :)

I made a few changes to the recipe out of necessity (read: not making a 3rd trip to the grocery store in one day):
– I used a 9.5 inch tart pan so I only made half the filling.
– I used 1 large peach, cut into 16 slices. I wished I had doubled up on the peaches by doing thicker slices. You can never have too many peaches!
– I skipped the egg and cream in the pie crust (I know, I know… I’m almost ashamed) and just added enough water to get the dough to come together in the bowl. Somehow I was out of cream (that almost never happens). But to make up for it, I made homemade pop tarts out of the leftover dough :)

My husband declared it a winner by suggesting that we bring it to the next family event. I think it would make a fantastic fall dessert with pears or apples. Head on over to Smells Like Home for the full recipe. And check out the rest of the Project Pastry Queen blogroll for other interpretations of Fredericksburg Cream Cheese Tart Happy baking!

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  • It seems like most of us are looking forward to trying it with apples! Yours looks fantastic!

  • looks beautiful!!

  • I like how you sliced the peaches and fanned them around… I was going to do that and then I got lazy, haha. I too think this tart is going to be incredible w/apples!

  • A cheesecake tart with delicious ripe summer fruits!? Yes please! This looks delicious!

  • Your peach tart is absolutely gorgeous – Anyone would be lucky to slice into a summer dessert like that. Great job!

  • Your tart looks peachy! hehe :) I would like to dig into a big slice of that! Yummy

  • wow!! That is fantastic! I love peaches and I want a piece of that!

  • this couldn’t be any prettier! YUM!

  • Loving the fact that you didn’t peel the peaches – it makes the tart look so fresh! Glad you guys enjoyed this as much as we did and I too am anxiously awaiting fall to use apples for another round.

  • We made a peach pie recently – I love anything peach in the summer. This dessert looks delicious too!

  • Lovely presentations. I wish I’d seen this a week ago, when peaches were still in season :(

  • The photos looks good, I bet it taste even better! Thanks for sharing. If you wont mind I’d love to guide Foodista readers to your post. Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post so it will appear in the Foodista pages and it’s all set, Thanks!

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