Monday, July 21, 2008

Tarte Aux Pêches

We had some peaches just reaching the perfect state of ripeness. I used four of them to make this:

The peach tarte cools on the deck.

I started, of course, with my standard crust, the pâte brisée. Then Ken peeled the peaches and I sliced them up. I arranged them in the shell on a thin layer of ground almonds.

A close up. These were white peaches, by the way.

Next, I made a custard with milk, cream, sugar, and an egg. The tart went into the oven and toward the end of baking I glazed it with a red currant glaze (made with red currant jelly). Tastes like summer!


  1. Walt

    Can I order one to go? :-)
    It looks so perfect- Bravo You are getting to be " un vrai patissier" I am sure it must taste wonderful but the presentation looks so great

  2. Oh how I wish I had the patience to get that perfect pattern.

  3. Mes yeux se réjouissent et ma langue sourit...

  4. Oh My Goodness! I was ready to lick my computer screen!


  5. beaver, thanks! Your order has been placed. I can't guarantee delivery, however, so I may just have to eat it.

    autolycus, the pattern is really easy, it just looks difficult.

    claudia, we need tasting blogs...

    bettyann, it probably wouldn't have tasted right...

  6. I imagine that the perfect pattern comes with lots of practice!! Must get busy!! Looks great.

  7. That looks so delicious. I have a very similar recipe that I make with apricots.

    Hope your summer is going well -- I'm in the USA for 7 weeks total!

  8. That looks SOOOOO DELISH!!! I thought they were apples at first because the slices are so long and thin... How in the world did you slice a peace like that?? My peach slices come out as chunky slices... I must take note from you... please divulge your secret in slicing peaches.... I bet this would be really good warm and with some vanilla ice cream melting on top... I am off to the gym now.. C-YA!! : )

  9. betty, I love apricot tarts! Hope your summer vacation is going well!

    leesa, I like the idea of vanilla ice cream on the warm tart - I'll have to remember that for the next one!

  10. This looks absolutely delicious. Love peaches. DOn't think I've ever had a peach pie!

  11. claude, if you ever visit in peach season, I'll make one!


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