Fredericksburg Peach Cream Cheese Tart

by Shawnda on August 8, 2010

in Fruit,Peaches,Pies and Tarts,Project Pastry Queen

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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1 amanda @ fake ginger August 8, 2010 at 8:43 pm

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

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2 ashley August 8, 2010 at 8:54 pm

looks beautiful!!

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3 Josie August 9, 2010 at 7:12 am

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!

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4 The Blue-Eyed Bakers August 9, 2010 at 7:51 am

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

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5 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking August 9, 2010 at 10:49 am

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

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6 foodies at home August 9, 2010 at 6:09 pm

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

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7 Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes August 9, 2010 at 9:39 pm

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

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8 oneshotbeyond August 9, 2010 at 11:23 pm

this couldn’t be any prettier! YUM!

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9 Tara @ Smells Like Home August 10, 2010 at 5:19 am

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.

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10 cheffresco August 10, 2010 at 5:42 pm

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

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11 Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) August 13, 2010 at 3:11 am

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

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12 christine August 31, 2010 at 8:49 am

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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