Monday, January 08, 2007

Peach Cream Tart

As if the many cookbooks that I own are not enough, I also have been watching the Food Network every day for new recipes and ideas on cooking. This is the Peach Cream Tart recipe I saw on the Paula Dean Show a couple of weeks ago. I made this dessert twice already and both times it came out perfect. The first time I made it for our New Years Day party and it was a big hit, everyone loved it. Not bad on the first try!

Peach Cream Tart


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

2 tablespoons sour cream


About 6 medium peaches, peeled and sliced*, or 1 (28-ounce) can and 1 (16-ounce) can sliced peaches in light syrup, well drained

3 large egg yolks

3/4 cup sour cream

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup all-purpose flour


1/2 cup peach preserves or jelly, warmed1 tablespoon frozen lemonade concentrate

Preheat the oven the 375 degrees F.

To make the crust, place the flour, butter, and sour cream in food processor and pulse to combine. When the dough has formed a ball, pat with lightly floured hands into the bottom and sides of an ungreased 10-inch tart pan with a removable bottom and 1/2-inch sides, or a round au gratin dish. Bake for about 15 minutes, until the crust is set but not browned. Let cool while preparing the filling. Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.

To make the filling, if using fresh peaches, peel and thickly slice the peaches. Arrange the fresh or canned peach slices in overlapping circles on top of the crust, until it's completely covered. Overfill the crust, as peaches will draw up during cooking.

Combine the egg yolks, sour cream, sugar, and flour and beat until smooth. Pour the mixture over the peaches. Place the tart pan on a baking sheet and bake for about 1 hour, until the custard sets and is pale golden in color. Cover with an aluminum foil tent if the crust gets too dark.Transfer the tart pan to a wire rack to cool. When cool, remove the side wall of the pan. To make the glaze, combine the preserves or jelly and lemonade. Spread with a pastry brush over the top of the warm tart. Serve the tart warm, at room temperature, or chilled.


wheresmymind said...

Only 1 stick of butter for a Paula Dean recipe?

krista said...

Yes, I was suprised myself with the 1 stick of butter.