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Easy peach & almond tart

Easy peach & almond tart

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  • Serves 6

Think of this as an Italian version of the British bakewell tart, lovely for dessert or with a cuppa

  • Freezable
Nutrition: per serving
low insalt1.1g


  • 500g pack puff pastry
  • a little flour, for dusting
  • 3 ripe peaches, each cut into 6 wedges
  • crème fraîche, to serve

For the filling

  • 175g ground almonds
  • 50g toasted flaked almonds, plus a handful more to decorate
  • 250g tub mascarpone
  • 25g butter, softened
  • 200g golden caster sugar, plus 1 tbsp to decorate
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp almond extract


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Roll out the pastry on a floured surface until big enough to line a 23cm tart tin with an overhang. Line the tin with pastry, gently folding overhanging pastry down the outside of the tin, then prick all over with a fork. Line with baking parchment; sit a 20cm sandwich tin on top (it should fit snugly). Fill with baking beans, then blind-bake for 20-25 mins until the sides are set. Remove the beans, tin and paper and cook for 10-15 mins more until golden, risen and crisp. Cool a little, then trim the overhang and press down any risen bits.

  • STEP 2

    Lower the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Beat together the filling ingredients, spoon into the tin and top with the peaches. Scatter with 1 tbsp caster sugar and extra flaked almonds, then bake for 40 mins until puffed up and golden, with a slight wobble in the centre. Cool to room temperature and serve with crème fraîche.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2010


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