Friday, May 30, 2014

Single Girl Can Cook: Rustic Fresh Peach Tart...

Last night was one of those "single girl" firsts...I had friends over for the first time to my new home. I opened my doors as just me...single.  It was strange because as a couple my husband and I loved to entertain and have a house full of people. We actually bought our last house because we knew it would be perfect for having parties! Doing it alone was just....I don't know.....just....

Needless to say, with the turmoil that has surrounded my life over the last year, I haven't done much entertaining or baking.  I used to love it. I especially loved trying new recipes, particularly when friends were coming over! I am not sure they ever knew how much they were my guinea pigs for new recipes. So....for last night I was determined to try at least one new thing and it turned out great if I do say so myself.  It was also easy, which put my nervous self at ease.  After DS2 and I went to the Farmer's Market and picked up some fresh peaches (they are just coming into season!) I made a Rustic Fresh Peach Tart which was topped liberally with whipped cream before serving.  It is definitely a keeper and I will be making it again! I actually made 2 of these to make sure we had enough.

Rustic Peach Tart

For each tart you will need:

1 Ready to use refrigerated pie crust
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 large fresh peaches, peeled & sliced (about 2 cups)
Whipped Cream

  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Unroll pie crust on foil covered baking pan that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Combine sugar & cinnamon.
  • Mix 1 Tablespoon sugar mixture into softened cream cheese.
  • Spread cream cheese to within 2 inches of edge of crust.
  • Reserve 1 Tablespoon of sugar mixture.
  • Toss peaches with remaining sugar mixture and spoon over cream cheese mixture.
  • Fold over edge of crust, overlapping peaches just a little.  
  • Sprinkle remaining sugar mixture over tart.
  • Bake 25 minutes or until crust is golden and fruit juices are bubbling.   
  • Cool slightly before removing from baking sheet.
  • Top with whip cream before serving!  Enjoy!!!!
Rustic Fresh Peach Tart
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3 comments:

Living Life in the Lowcountry said...

That looks delicious! Thanks for posting the recipe, definitely going to try it!
Hang in there girl! You are going to be just fine!

Sues said...

Good for YOU!!! And that tart sounds like heaven!!!! Think I could omit the cream cheese or no way? (I'm not a big cream cheese fan. I don't even like cheesecake! :-O :-P)

Sarah Cook said...

Adding this to my to-do list as soon as I pick up some fresh Georgia peaches!