Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Crunchy and Custardy Peach Tart (TWD)

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This week's Tuesdays With Dorie recipe is Crunchy and Custardy Peach Tart. I'm wrestling with serious writer's block, so you will have to excuse me as I'm going to keep this post simple and let the photos do most of the talking.

Instead of a large tart, I opted to make smaller individual tarts. The recipe, which you can find at Rachel's blog Sweet Tarte, will make six 4-inch tartlettes.

Start with some partially baked and cooled tart shells:
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Half a peach fits perfectly in each tartlette shell:
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Cream, sugar, egg yolk and almond extract are combined to make a simple custard:
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The custard is poured into the tart shell:
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Now, the tarts are ready to go in the oven:
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After baking for a bit, a streusel topping is strewn over the custardy parts, then baked some more until the the custard is set and the topping is browned.
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After cooling, these yummy peachy treats are ready to be served:
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In a word --- Delicious!
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Paula said...

I am loving the way you arranged the peaches. Very artsy and fun. Has more definition than mind did.

Clivia said...

Gorgeous photo essay! I want one of your little beauties now.

Natalie said...

the little tarts are so beautiful! excellent idea!

chocolatechic said...


I wish I had room for small tart pans.

Eliana said...

They could not look more delicious. Wish I had one of them all to myself right now.

Karen said...

Those look absolutely delicious! :)

The Food Librarian said...

beauuuuutiful linda! i had a stone fruit and crazy ass weekend malfunction and didn't make them. :( but they are on my list.

TeaLady said...

Yesm ut was delicious. Looks really pretty with the powdered sugar on top.

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natalia said...

Ciao ! The tartlets are just dlicious !!! I realized I forgot the powdered sugar on top !!!

Carol Peterman said...

Not much more needs to be said other than delicious when it comes to these tarts. Well, beautiful too!

If you try the jam let me know how it turns out. I had some on my toast this morning and it was so good.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

what gorgeously peach-colored peaches! beautiful!

Ingrid said...

You're right no need for words! Your photos did a FINE job of talking for you, Linda.

Mary Jo said...

Beautiful pictures...love them! Thanks for the Cost Plus tip, we are now the proud owners of popsicle molds :)

Beth said...

Those tarts look wonderful. I love the way you arranged the peaches!

Alisa said...

I've been drooling over these tarts for weeks and I finally made it yesterday.I love it!if you won't mind I'd love to guide Foodista readers to this post.Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post and it's all set, Thanks!

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