PPQ: Fredericksburg Peach Tart

by Shawnda on August 5, 2012

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… read them below or add one }

1 Chris at Hye Thyme Cafe August 5, 2012 at 12:25 pm

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. :)


2 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel August 5, 2012 at 1:47 pm

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


3 Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie August 5, 2012 at 2:22 pm

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


4 Joanne August 5, 2012 at 6:48 pm

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


5 Annie August 6, 2012 at 4:07 am

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


6 Ali @ Gimme Some Oven August 6, 2012 at 7:44 am

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


7 Hezzi-D August 6, 2012 at 9:29 am

Yum-that looks amazing!


8 Debra August 7, 2012 at 7:56 am

That is beautiful.


9 megan @ whatmegansmaking August 10, 2012 at 5:53 am

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


10 Ashleigh August 10, 2012 at 6:07 pm

toasted coconut ice cream


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